Episode 335

Coaxing Seniors


February 5th, 2021

22 mins 47 secs

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About this Episode

The head of the Florida Health Care Association is trying to figure out how they can convince more people who work in nursing homes to get vaccinated.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— More vaccines are coming to Florida, so Gov. Ron DeSantis says the state has launched a new effort to provide shots to homebound seniors … starting with people who survived the death camps in World War II.

— The Governor made the announcement at a synagogue in Aventura, where rabbis, pastors and ministers came together to encourage their flocks to have faith in vaccines.

— DeSantis is also making plans for additional vaccines provided to Florida by the Joe Biden administration.

— The health department reported 228 new fatalities from COVID-19 Thursday and our death toll has reached 27,698. At the current rate, we’ll pass the 28,000 mark this weekend.

— The pandemic exposed all the flaws in America’s health care system and policymakers in Washington are talking about creating a single-payer system. Sen. Manny Diaz Jr. of Hialeah is proposing a constitutional amendment to make that about impossible in Florida.

— Republican leaders are also taking aim at the state retirement fund. Sen. Ray Rodriguez wants all new hires to be forced into 401(K)s instead of receiving a pension.

— While Republicans fixate on pensions, Democrats are focusing on the Stand Your Ground law. Sen. Shevrin Jones has filed a bill to repeal it.

— And finally, the state Supreme Court disbarred a former Florida Man convicted of using female clients in two county jails to make porn.