Many people say it’s hard to get the second dose of the COVID vaccine. Florida stops reporting number overdue

“Based on this guidance, no one is overdue for their second dose, but rather, will be eligible for their second dose,” he said. “The Department of Health continues to recommend that individuals receive their second dose at 28 days for the Moderna vaccine, or 21 days for the Pfizer vaccine.” ... Read More

With Floridians frustrated over vaccine rollout, DeSantis takes comfort in the arms of Fox News

“You know I lived in Florida for 14 years, and unfortunately Florida has been cursed with repeated incompetent governors. They get re-elected and I cannot tell you why, but this is probably the worst governor that I’ve ever seen when I was there. There was nothing like him before. This man has presided over 1.6 million cases and 25,000 deaths in Florida, and deaths have been on the rise just since January,” Reid said. ... Read More

DeSantis says Florida has delivered nearly a million vaccines and could do more — but supply isn’t there

“We got 266,000 that’s in the street now,” he said. “We’re going to get 266,000, as it stands, for next week’s shipment. So we’re going at a pace faster than that. If you look at a place like Hard Rock Stadium, they do 1,000 a day. We could do two or three thousand a day if we had more vaccine.” ... Read More

Arrest made six months after gas station shootout that killed innocent bystander

All four men ran off in opposite directions while still firing at each other, the arrest report said. That’s when Lamar — who was not involved — was shot “through and through” the head. The bullet entered and exited his skull, the report stated. Detectives recovered the bullet and the 9mm shell casing at the scene. ... Read More

Florida reports 277 COVID-19 deaths Friday, tying state record

Palm Beach County: Test results for residents were reported , leading to a daily positivity rate of %. That’s from % the previous day. Broward County: Test results for residents were reported , leading to a daily positivity rate of %. That’s from % the previous day. Miami-Dade County: Test results for residents were reported , leading to a daily positivity rate of %. That’s from % the previous day. ... Read More

Will they work together? Biden faces Florida Republicans who rejected his win

Republican House members across Central Florida, including U.S. Reps. Bill Posey, R-Rockledge, Daniel Webster, R-Clermont, and Scott Franklin, R-Lakeland, were asked if they would work with Biden, acknowledge his win and push back on conspiracy theories such as QAnon and the false allegation that Antifa or other left-wing groups were behind the Capitol assault. ... Read More

Older Floridians: Guinea pigs for the safety and success of the COVID-19 vaccine

Until now, research about the vaccine’s effect on older people has been minimal and short term. Of the 21,720 people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine rather than the placebo in its phase 3 trial, 7,971 or 37% were over age 55. Pfizer’s study did not include a breakout for those 65 and older. In the Moderna phase 3 trial, of the 15,181 volunteers given the vaccine rather than the placebo, 3,763 or 25 percent were older than 65. ... Read More