Sunday, February 28, 2021
On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis visited the Bay of Pigs Museum and Library to announce that the state of Florida will be offering the COVID-19 vaccine to veterans of the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the soldiers of Brigade 2506, as part of a new pilot announced last week to vaccinate homebound seniors, which the governor kicked off last week with the vaccination of Holocaust survivors.
As of Friday, more than 46,000 seniors in Palm Beach County alone have been vaccinated, which represents more than 40 percent of all seniors in the county. Statewide, Florida continues to exceed the rest of the nation in vaccinations of seniors with more than 1.3 million seniors vaccinated, which accounts for 31 percent of all seniors in the state.
A new survey finds that offering benefits for working parents across the Sunshine State could help businesses become more competitive when it comes to hiring and retaining employees.
“Our nation’s heroes deserve our support, and this legislation will alleviate some of the struggles they face,” Steube said. “Every year I have been in elected office, I have filed bills to support our Veterans and their families because they gave up our freedom to defend ours. I am thankful for the progress we made in bettering life for our veterans so far, and I look forward to continuing that progress in the 117th Congress.”
On Thursday, Moody announced the results of a multimillion-dollar action against a marketing company that helped turbocharge the opioid epidemic through a marketing collaboration with Purdue Pharma.
On Friday. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Simone Marstiller as secretary of the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) and Shevaun Harris as secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).
Peters first introduced the bill in June and the U.S. House passed the measure on a voice vote in September. However, the U.S. Senate did not clear the companion bill championed by then U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Col.
The bill would have the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conduct a long-term study of COVID-19, including its impact on lung functions, immune responses and mental health and how treatments impact it.
Vaccination cards issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention include the recipient’s full name, birthdate and vaccine location—information scammers can use to hack online accounts or commit identity fraud.
The tiff started when White House spokesperson Jen Psaki singled out Florida as a place that had plenty of vaccines. DeSantis defended the state by explaining that what Florida has in stock are second doses already promised to seniors and that his administration would not renege on that promise for the booster shot.