Web conference on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020
WHAT: Health advocates and Floridians who have lost loved ones to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will hold a virtual media conference and vigil to commemorate a national week of mourning for the more than 200,000 Americans who have died from this deadly virus. More than 14,500 people have died from COVID-19 in Florida.
The national week of mourning comes after Gov. Ron DeSantis recently lifted restrictions on indoor dining, an activity linked to a higher risk of transmitting the coronavirus, even though Florida still has virus levels well above what health professionals deem safe for reopening.
Sydney Riess, Public Health Fellow, U.S. PIRG
Marco Reyes, Miami Resident, Marked By Covid
Diana Russo, Tampa Resident, Marked By Covid
WHEN: Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 10:00AM
U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups, is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security, or our right to fully participate in our democratic society. Visit https://uspirg.org for more info.