Central Florida 100: Vaccines, homelessness and the Little Wekiva River

Central Florida 100: Vaccines, homelessness and the Little Wekiva River

Jeanette Schreiber stands in the middle of what used to be chest deep water on Little Wekiva river in Longwood, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. The silt and sand runoff from storm water along the I-4 Ultimate project has filled in the once scenic waterway. (Orlando Sentinel Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.) Last week: INDISCRIMINATE VACCINES: COVID-19 is apolitical and indiscriminate, as should be the case getting out the vaccines. Unfortunately, Gov. Ron DeSantis has turned the vaccination campaign into a political campaign. Should Holocaust survivors receive the vaccine, along with Bay of Pigs veterans, not to mention those in wealthy precincts? Obviously, yes. Should all older citizens be vaccinated now without such political considerations? Hell yes! Last week: PULSE ADDS AN ADVOCATE: Best-selling international music artist Ricky Martin officially joined the Pulse family as a national spokesperson. His global platform allows us to share our mission with even more audiences to ensure that the mission of Pulse reaches beyond our very strong local community. The partnership kicked off with the launch of the OUTLOVE HATE campaign. We challenge everyone to become a face of change by simply creating and uploading a digital portrait that will be included as a permanent display in the Pulse museum in Orlando. Last week: WOMEN’S HEART HEALTH: On Friday, the American Heart Association hosted its 2021 Go Red For Women Celebration. Shifting to a virtual platform this year due to COVID-19 precautions, this annual celebration is a passionate gathering of Orlando’s women leaders committed […]

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