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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Over one million reported cases of COVID-19 in Florida


This week, Florida reached a milestone that nobody wanted to see: it exceeded 1 million reported cases of COVID-19 and 18,679 deaths. Governor DeSantis said this week he is focused on plans for vaccines and reiterated his view that government imposed mandates such as requiring people to wear face masks and shutting down businesses won’t prevent the spread of the disease. Just before Thanksgiving, he extended his order explicitly forbidding local governments from imposing fines or other penalties on businesses that ignore social distancing guidelines. DeSantis said, “the state has continued to suffer economic harm as a result of COVID-19 related closures … and Floridians should not be prohibited by local governments from working or operating a business.” The family …
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Health Experts Warn- After Large Thanksgiving Gatherings, Plan Small Christmas Funerals


U.S. COVID numbers are exploding. Cases are surging throughout the country, and some states have gone back into lockdown, closing schools and businesses in an attempt to save lives. Not Florida. Our Legislature convened for the first time this week to plan the March session, and its new Republican leadership renounced any responsibility for mitigating the spread of the virus, saying it was not their role. Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees, whose role it definitely is, hasn’t been seen in a press conference for months, and his top spokesperson, Alberto Moscoso, left or was removed from his job on Wednesday. All communications on COVID will now go through the governor’s office for approval. Governor DeSantis has offered no new guidance …
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: The Landslide didn’t Happen-More than 70 million people, after witnessing four years of the Trump Show, wanted to do it again


By rights, Joe Biden won a decisive victory. Yet Tuesday night felt like a disappointment. In part, it was the order in which votes were counted and the uncertainty it produced. In part, it owed to polls foretelling a blue wave that never materialized. Trump’s team simply outhustled the Democrats in the exurbs and rural towns. Biden overwhelmingly won minority votes, but Trump did better than last time with Hispanic and Black voters. The returns made it clear that Democrats have a messaging problem with working-class voters who are buying into Trump’s promises of economic prosperity. Whether he delivers or not, that individual anxiety beat out principled outrage over 230,000 dead from COVID, children in cages, and brazen financial corruption. …
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Image: John Morgan at a Fight for 15 press conference – by Joey Roulette, orlandoweekly.com
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Florida Voters Approved Amendment 2, the $15 Minimum Wage Initiative


On Tuesday voters approved Amendment 2, the $15 Minimum Wage Initiative, by more than 60 percent, in a major victory for Florida’s low-wage workers. Amendment 2 will gradually raise the current minimum hourly wage of $8.56 to $15 by 2026, beginning with an initial increase to $10 on Sept. 30, 2021. Florida’s Fight for $15 and the union leaders who have been central to this victory consider the passage of Amendment 2 not only a win for labor, but also for social and racial justice. A quarter of Florida’s workforce – and 38% of Florida’s working women of color – will see their pay go up. One notable opponent of Amendment 2 was the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. Earlier …
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