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Coronavirus

Biden Is Right: Vaccine Refusal ‘Has Cost All of Us’

By The Editorial Board, The New York Times, Sept. 10, 2021. As Americans contemplate the prospect of a second winter trapped in the grip of Covid-19, remember that it didn’t need to be this way. Vaccines were developed in record time, and have proved to be both incredibly safe and stunningly effective. Nearly two-thirds of eligible Americans

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Florida Legislation

‘Anti-riot’ law backed by Florida Gov. DeSantis blocked by federal judge

By John Kennedy, Capital Bureau, USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA, Sep 10, 2021 TALLAHASSEE – Another of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ policy priorities has been blocked, with a federal court Thursday stopping enforcement of his so-called anti-riot law that opponents said was riddled with constitutional defects. Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker agreed with arguments made by several civil rights

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Economy

DeSantis is ignoring workers’ needs

Editor’s note: This was published as a Letter to the Editor in The Daily Sun on Sept 5, 2021. Members of the Charlotte County Democratic Party have been collecting and donating food to food banks for almost a year. And the need not only continues but increases. There are a lot of people in this

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Elections

Local legislators ready for state abortion ban

Editor’s note:  Both Michael Grant (R) and Ben Albritton (R) are up for re-election in 2022.  Currently, there are no Democratic candidates. Please consider running against them. Click HERE for more information. By Betsy Calvert, The Daily Sun Staff Writer, Sept 4, 2021. Local state legislators expect to try again in 2022 to enact a

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Schools

Charlotte County student dies from COVID-19

By Nancy J. Semon, The Daily Sun staff writer, Sep 3, 2021. MURDOCK — While discussing whether to change its optional mask mandate Friday, School Board members revealed a Charlotte County student died from COVID-19. This is the first known Charlotte County public school student to die from complications related to the coronavirus. No information

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Coronavirus

Ron DeSantis, how many Covid deaths are enough?

By Charles M. Blow, The New York Times Opinion Columnist, August 29, 2021. Republican politics have become oppositional politics: Deny the science, demean the media, own the libs. Conservatives are less defined by what they are for than by what they are against. Donald Trump put this concept on steroids because it was beneficial to him

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Coronavirus

It’s time to say it: We’re done with the vaccine refusers

Opinion by  Paul Waldman, Washington Post Columnist, August 24, 2021. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the coronavirus, and approvals for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines could follow soon. This could be a significant step in convincing the millions of unvaccinated Americans to finally get vaccinated,

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Coronavirus

Come together to end this terrible virus

The following letter was published in the Daily Sun on August, 22, 2021. For the record, let’s acknowledge that: We all are very upset, suffering and want this unbearable pain to end. We all want to be treated with dignity, our needs understood, and to be accepted for whom we are. We love and care

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Coronavirus

Red state govs push pricey Covid treatments while fighting masks

By Dan Goldberg, Politico, August 18, 2021. Republican governors in some of the states hardest hit by the pandemic are pushing expensive Covid cocktails over cheap masks. The governors in Florida, Missouri and Texas are promising millions of dollars in antibody treatments for infected people even as they oppose vaccine and mask mandates, saying they can

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Coronavirus

If GOP governors want schools to remain open, they will walk back reckless anti-mask mandates

Opinion by the Washington Post Editorial Board, August 18, 2021. In lieu of a pediatric coronavirus vaccine, masks are the best tool schools have to thwart infections. But instead of doing everything in their power to protect students, nine GOP-led states have banned school districts from requiring masks amid a nasty Covid-19 surge that is seeing record-high hospitalizations among

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Coronavirus

Poor excuses for not taking the vaccine

This letter to the editor was published in The Daily Sun on August 18, 2021. I am so tired of the fake controversy with the Covid vaccine. I am a three-time cancer victor. I got vaccinated ASAP. My family did as well, most of them, those that didn’t have their excuses. Mostly being “I don’t

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Coronavirus

DeSantis may finally be getting the message

The Daily Sun Editorial, August 16,2021. OUR POSITION: After lawsuits and criticism began piling up, Gov. Ron DeSantis has taken some action to attack the spread of COVID-19 in the state. It took a while, but maybe Gov. Ron DeSantis is finally hearing Floridians who fear the rapid spread of the delta variant of COVID-19.

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Coronavirus

Nearly 150 COVID cases reported in our local schools

By Nancy J. Semon, The Daily Sun Staff Writer, Aug 13, 2021 Now that local schools have resumed, COVID-19 cases among students and school personnel are increasing. Health officials have said the delta variant of COVID-19 is affecting younger people. So far the Pfizer vaccine is only available to children 12 and older. Charlotte County

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Coronavirus

School boards, parents challenge DeSantis ban on mandatory school masks

By John Kennedy, Capital Bureau, USA TODAY NETWORK-FLORIDA, August 13, 2021. Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ban on mandatory school masks, challenged by several county school boards and revamped by his own administration, faces an early test Friday in a Leon County courtroom. Circuit Judge John Cooper has scheduled a hearing on a lawsuit brought by parents from a half-dozen

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