Episode 459

Trial day


August 25th, 2021

18 mins 13 secs

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About this Episode

It's the third and final day of the trial over mask mandates in public schools. But the state's chief witness — Dr. Jay Bhattacharya — says masks didn't stop COVID-19 last year and won't stop it now.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— The entire sixth grade at Round Lake Charter School in Mount Dora goes into quarantine.

— Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried says the COVID-19 numbers aren't getting any better.

— The COVID-19 crisis is so bad in Sarasota now that one hospital rented a refrigerated truck to serve as a temporary morgue.

— In political news, the ghost candidate who ran as a spoiler in a state Senate race has pleaded guilty to two felonies and will testify against Frank Artiles, the ex-lawmaker and GOP strategist who paid him to run as an independent.

— And finally, two Florida person stories: One is a nurse who went drunken driving and hit a rehab facility; the other is a Florida couple busted for drugs in matching Simpson's T-shirts.