Florida to open COVID-19 vaccination to anyone age 18 and up

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has today announced a significant update to Florida's COVID-19 vaccination timeline.

Beginning March 29 2021, anyone aged 40 and up will be eligible, and from April 5th the vaccine will be available to anyone aged 18 and up. President Joe Biden had recently stated that all states must make vaccines available to all adults by May 1 2021.

The current age limit for the vaccine is 50, although Orange County recently vaccinated a limited number of 40+ at the Orange County Convention Center.

This is a significant development for Walt Disney World, with many Cast Members currently not able to be vaccinated, despite being on the front lines and interacting with guests from across the country.

There has been some discussion that Walt Disney World may open its own site on property to efficiently handle vaccination for its Cast Members. Now that the state has moved forward on the eligibility, we may soon see Disney begin the process.

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Article Posted: Mar 25, 2021 / 9:43am ET
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TJ Vazquez1 hour ago

Unfortunately the trial technically ends in 2023, so that might be awhile.

GoofGoof2 hours ago

Agreed. In their defense it depends on when the response was given. If it was back in Jan/Feb when doses were very scarce I could see a 20 year old marine wanting to wait if his grandparents and other elderly relatives hadn’t gone yet. At this point nobody should be waiting for others to go. Once the vaccine gets full FDA approval I assume the DoD will mandate it for all soldiers so the ones left will get done.

JoeCamel2 hours ago

Someone needs to tell those who want others to go first that they need to be on the front lines and ready to serve?

GoofGoof3 hours ago

Good news 👍👍👍 We are right back on track after the Easter weekend slow down. 12M doses administered over the last 3 days and 7 day average is over 3.1M a day. 45% of adults received at least 1 shot, inching closer to hitting the point where the majority of adults have started the vaccine process. 65+ still rising and now at 78.1% at least started.

MisterPenguin3 hours ago

Wonder how those who coughed and spat on CMs are doing in the criminal justice system of Florida (if charged at all in the first place). One such resolution elsewhere in FL: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/04/10/world/covid-vaccine-coronavirus-cases/a-florida-woman-who-coughed-in-a-customers-face-last-year-at-pier-1-was-sentenced-to-30-days-in-jail A Florida woman who was seen in a widely watched video intentionally coughing on a shopper at a Pier 1 home-goods store over the summer, as fears about the pandemic were raging, was sentenced on Thursday to 30 days in jail, court records show. The woman, Debra Hunter, 53, had been charged with misdemeanor assault in June after she walked up and coughed on the shopper, Heather Sprague, who had been recording video of Ms. Hunter’s dispute with employees at the store, in Jacksonville.... “I think I’ll get real close to you and cough on you, then — how’s that?” Ms. Hunter is heard saying in the video footage as she approaches the camera lens and then coughs. Ms. Sprague, who said she was wearing a mask at the time, testified in court that Ms. Hunter had left spittle on her face. The episode came during a period during the pandemic when the authorities were responding to heated confrontations across the country over mask mandates and other precautions, with some of those disputes leading to criminal charges for people who spat or coughed on ride-share drivers, store employees and police officers. Retail workers also reported being subjected to verbal abuse — and even threats involving guns — for enforcing mask rules at their workplaces. In addition to 30 days in jail, Ms. Hunter was sentenced to six months of probation and ordered to pay a $500 fine. The judge in the sentencing hearing, James A. Ruth of Duval County Court, also ordered her to take an anger-management class and to undergo a mental-health evaluation and participate in follow-up treatment, if appropriate.

GoofGoof3 hours ago

Woods said service members may have declined the offer for any one of a variety of reasons, including wanting to allow others to get the vaccine before them; having already received the vaccine through other channels; or waiting until the military makes receiving the vaccine mandatory, which it has yet to do. It would be more informative if they could quantify how many of the Marines who said “no thanks” fall into the 2 bolded categories. It’s much less of a story if half the no’s either already went or plan to go later. The general population acceptance rate in polling is still around 70% so if even 10% of the people got the vaccine through other channels that would make it about where the average poll is.

DCBaker3 hours ago

DisneyDebRob3 hours ago

I just don’t get it. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/7173918002

Nubs706 hours ago

I would like to hear Fauci's stance on the ethics of gain of function research.

havoc3158 hours ago

“the restrictions don’t work, so I’m not going to comply with the restrictions” Covid cases increase as people ignore the restrictions. “see.... the restrictions don’t work.”

havoc3158 hours ago

ah no. Which is why Sweden now has tons of lockdown restrictions.

GoofGoof9 hours ago

Yes, agreed. Mandates and requirements mean much less when they can’t be enforced. A government would have to either fine or arrest violators which didn’t happen a whole lot and wasn’t very successful. Private businesses on the other hand can just ban people from entering if they don’t follow masks and distancing. The most effective part of government mandates was setting a tone from the top. In states that had Governors who publicly supported sensible restrictions businesses met less resistance from customers. Imagine if everyone actually just followed the covid restrictions 100% of the time, even if they thought they were unnecessary, because it was the right thing to do. We would have then known one way or the other if the restrictions actually worked. Instead we got constant resistance and then some of the same people who didn‘t follow the restrictions and recommendations then claimed they didn’t work because cases kept growing in numbers. It’s all an academic debate at this point since that ship has long ago sailed, but we may have actually had an easier time figuring out what worked and what didn’t if most or all of the people were actually following rules.

GoofGoof9 hours ago

I doubt anyone in the world is quite happy with the outcome of this pandemic. They suffered great losses both in human life and economically just like the rest of the world.

DisneyDebRob9 hours ago

In the beginning the Swedes for the most part liked the idea and was very supportive. Until around the June timeframe support waned and doing a quick google search from November until now will show that their initial reaction has turned all the way around. In fact they are saying if elections were held today the opposition has a higher approval rating because of the handling of the pandemic. That’s not even counting the neighboring countries who are disapproving of how it was handled and has affecting them. https://www.google.com/amp/s/fortune.com/2020/12/02/sweden-government-covid19-support/amp/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/swedens-population-is-losing-confidence-in-the-countrys-strategy-to-combat-the-pandemic-11606395323 https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.politico.eu/article/sweden-social-democrats-stefan-lofven-coronavirus-critics/amp/