Multiple groups are trying to make sure Gov. Ron DeSantis knows their workers should get the vaccine before it is available to the general public.
Vaccines are usually very slow to go to market. There are many good reasons for this, foremost among them the safety of the people who are being asked to be the vaccine’s early adopters. This is where we find ourselves today with the COVID-19 vaccine, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just issued the first Emergency Use Authorization to allow a vaccine to be immediately distributed to prevent COVID-19.
With coronavirus vaccines potentially nearing approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and consumers anxious to achieve immunity, scammers may exploit the situation to rip-off Floridians.
Soto brought out the “Helping Adults Protect Immunity (HAPI) Act” at the start of last month and weighed in on it on Friday.
“Our firefighters live in extremely close quarters inside a fire station where social distancing is difficult and nearly impossible when responding to emergency calls. If one fire station goes down with a rash of COVID cases, it puts a strain on the entire fire department in that area. We must do everything we can to ensure continuity of emergency services by protecting these first responders,” he added.
New state Senate President Wilton Simpson offered his remarks, as prepared for delivery as he took over the chamber on Tuesday:
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, convened a hearing titled, “Capital Access for Minority Small Businesses: COVID-19 Resources for an Equitable and Sustainable Recovery.”
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