What is going on with the COVID-19 vaccination process in Florida?
A bipartisan group of Florida members of Congress is asking that question of Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Fourteen members — led by Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park and Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Miami — sent a letter to DeSantis asking for a briefing.
Their call comes as the DeSantis administration appears to have changed strategies or tactics several times in the first three weeks of the efforts to mass-vaccinate Florida’s population, amid reports that some of the strategies appear to have widespread problems of long waits, crashing websites and phone operations, and public confusion.
The latest: Vaccinations are being made available at select Publix stores.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic appears to be surging to new worsts across Florida, with more than 19,000 newly-confirmed cases for the second straight day on Friday. There also were 142 deaths newly-attributed to COVID-19 on Friday,
Fourteen of Florida’s 27 members of the U.S. House of Representatives asked for a virtual briefing for the full delegation as soon as possible.
“We are receiving constituent inquiries regarding this process, including questions about the order in which individuals will be given the vaccine; the