Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees makes a rare public appearance to answer questions about the state’s response to COVID-19 and defend the vaccine distribution effort. Sen. Aaron Bean says there’s been a communication breakdown.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— One tidbit to emerge from the grilling is that vaccine tourism is entirely legal. Gov. Ron DeSantis may not like it, but state health officials say they cannot stop people from other states from being vaccinated here.
— DeSantis held news conferences in both Ponte Vedra and Naples to announce Publix supermarkets in four more counties will offer vaccinations … beginning today.
— Another thing we learned for sure during the COVID-19 crisis: Florida’s unemployment system is pretty much useless. Democrats in the Legislature have filed a bill to change that.
— Donald Trump has been impeached. Again. It was a party-line vote in the Florida delegation as Republican Brian Mast and Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz debate. (Just be glad the House limited comments to 30 seconds each.)
— And finally, stories of two Florida Men who went grave robbing for religious purposes.