Callers comment on the Florida surgeon general’s vaccine advice, GRU bills and more


Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, left, speaks at a news conference with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, right, at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, left, speaks at a information meeting with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, ideal, at Broward Wellness Medical Centre in Fort Lauderdale.

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• To the mom and dad of Florida’s kids, remember to do not pay attention to our surgeon general’s suggestions about COVID vaccines for your child. He has no credentials, no experience in pediatrics, infectious condition, epidemiology. Be sure to count on your pediatrician’s assistance. Immediately after all, your pediatrician is the one who will be taking care of any kid of yours who does come down with COVID.

• All UF hospitals, clinics, doctors’ places of work, and so forth., require men and women who enter them to wear masks. I marvel how they are dealing with Dr. Ladapo’s visits within all those establishments as he refuses to wear masks, and how they would tackle a go to from Gov. DeSantis, who refuses to don a mask.

• Why has not The Solar or, particularly, Nathan Crabbe done an editorial about why our utility premiums are so higher? You leave it to people to produce in letters to the editor, and they get bashed as racist or whatsoever names you can toss at them. But, the base line, if I’m not mistaken, and I could be, that our previous mayors and recent mayor are the types who voted for this biomass plant, and this biomass plant has prompted not known hurdles, hurdles and bills back again to GRU and the town.

• You know, you can’t contact GRU if you uncover an mistake in their billing. You can not get in touch with anyone at GRU with no a 30-minute to 45-minute keep time, and then they refer you to someone else. Probably the Metropolis Commission can do one thing worthwhile for a alter and discover out why this backlog of customer provider at GRU is so terrific. This has been likely on for decades!

• The city of Gainesville states it is environmentally friendly, but the city allows numerous demolitions. Demolitions are not green. Halt sending our structures to the landfill.

• I am calling in regards to the human being that submitted the posting on the parental rights invoice. Each year, pupils are supplied the parental legal rights invoice to be reviewed by the mother or father and a student. At the commencing of every school year, the rules and laws are briefly reviewed with learners by lecturers. It is eventually the parents’ accountability to acquire time and carefully go through it and focus on it with their little one, the college student. Maybe if we invest much more in currently being mom and dad to our children, as opposed to ready for educators to do the parents’ work, we would have a greater university method.

• The Florida Legislature has only detail that they should, by legislation, do through the yearly session, and that is to pass a funds. They unsuccessful, so we, as the taxpayers, get to buy them each and every a plane ticket to go house for the weekend so they can return on Monday and complete what they have been meant to do. Oh effectively, at the very least we have a new Florida official dessert. I guess we should be grateful for that.

• Quite a few latest letter writers proclaimed, “Republicans stand for respect.” Seriously? Property Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy refuses to reprimand two Republicans that recently spoke and supported the white nationalists’ conference in Orlando, nevertheless will punish any Republican that participates in the Jan. 6 insurrection investigation. Deserving of respect?

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This posting originally appeared on The Gainesville Sunlight: Audio Off for March 20, 2022


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