Florida News that impacts you – February 19th, 2021
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- The COVID trend continues to be our friend in Florida. With just over 5,100 new diagnosed cases reported Thursday by the Florida Department of Health – the weekly trend for cases has dropped to 6,134 – the lowest since November 16th.
- More than 2.5 million total vaccinations have now taken place in Florida. That includes over 1.3 million Floridians who’ve received a first dose and more than 1.2 million who’ve completed the two-dose schedule. Related...
- The Moderna shipment of COVID vaccinates scheduled for this week still hasn’t arrived due to logistics issues resulting from the winter storms across the country. That’s led to another day of delayed appointment setting with predominantly Publix locations today.
- Florida AG Ashley Moody joined 16 other AG’s calling on President Biden to resume ICE operations targeting sex offenders. Dubbed Operation Talon, the ICE initiative to crack down on human trafficking was ended after Biden signed an executive order ending it. Operation Talon is created with the arrest of 19,700 illegal aliens guilty of criminal sex offenses. According to the Polaris Project 77.5% of human trafficking in the US is conducted by illegal aliens.
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