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• My wife and I love to travel on cruise liners. We were ready to go again, but only on a 100% vaccinated ship. We don’t understand why Gov. DeSantis is so against this common-sense measure. We would love to support the industry, however, I think we speak for thousands of potential passengers when we say for now we aren’t going near a cruise ship without all passengers and staff being vaccinated. 

• The new school board member, Mildred Russell, appointed by Gov. DeSantis, mentions how she will work on the school board and study all sides. However, I seriously doubt that she will ever vote against anything that Gov. DeSantis is against – a prime example being the wearing of masks to protect everyone, especially young children who cannot yet be vaccinated