Florida has reached yet another milestone in the COVID-19 crisis: the death toll passed the 26,000 mark with 231 additional fatalities Tuesday.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— After being dissed by the White House over his complaints about vaccine shortages, Gov. Ron DeSantis flip-flops. Instead of getting the greatest number of shots in arms, DeSantis says the state is now withholding COVID-19 vaccines to ensure seniors and health care workers can get a second dose.
— That announcement is a response to President Joe Biden’s press secretary, who said Florida had used only half the vaccines provided by the federal government.
— Two Republican lawmakers, furious that Donald Trump was banished from Twitter, filed bills to punish the tech giants … claiming conservatives are being censored.
— The bill targets Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet … and China.
— The Senate Criminal Justice Committee votes to close a loophole in the sex offender registry law that allowed a convicted child molester to stay off the list by simply refusing to pay his court fine.
— And finally, a Florida Man named paramedic of the year in 2020 is charged with helping his boss steal COVID-19 vaccine.