As Florida’s COVID toll mounts, the young are dying, and the sick are deteriorating faster

Police officers, including new chief Larry Scirotto (center in the suit), salute as the funeral procession for Fort Lauderdale police officer Jennifer Sepot arrives at the Abundant Life Church in Margate on Friday. Sepot, a four-year veteran in the road patrol division, died last week of COVID-19. (Mike Stocker / South Florida Sun Sentinel)