Episode 325

Vaccine tourism


January 22nd, 2021

23 mins 25 secs

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About this Episode

State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees is issuing an order saying anyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccination in Florida must prove they live in the state — a bit odd since last week his deputy told lawmakers those vaccines belong to the feds and states cannot discriminate based on residency.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— Florida Department of Health officials are reporting 163 additional fatalities and almost 13,000 cases of COVID-19 Thursday, but the chair of the new Pandemic Committee in the Florida Senate says there won’t be any more lockdowns — no matter how bad it gets.

— The pandemic put a $3 billion hole in the state budget, but that hasn’t stopped the demand for new spending. Economic developers want lawmakers to set aside more money to lure businesses.

— Health care advocates also have an ask for lawmakers: They want better dental care for kids from low-income families.

— On the Sunrise Interview, Viviana Jordan of Airbnb. The Super Bowl is coming to Tampa in a couple of weeks and the home-sharing service is telling clients how to spot signs of human trafficking.

— And finally, a Florida Man says he wasn’t rioting at The Capitol; he just was looking for a bathroom. The feds aren’t buying it.