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By the time Gov. DeSantis announces his vaccine plan, we’ll all be 65 | Letters
Here’s what readers are saying in Monday’s letters to the editor.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference last week in Hernando County, where he again defended prioritizing seniors for vaccines and did not share specifics on who will get shots next.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference last week in Hernando County, where he again defended prioritizing seniors for vaccines and did not share specifics on who will get shots next. [ Screenshot, The Florida Channel ]
Published Mar. 1
Updated Mar. 1

Just a few vaccination plan details would help | Editorial, Feb. 28

It’s getting old

By the time Gov. Ron DeSantis announces who gets the vaccine next, we will all be 65.

Neal Briskin, South Pasadena

Vaccinate in the Trop parking lot

Vaccine effort reaches 50 million | Feb. 26

President Joe Biden should open an additional vaccination site at the very large parking lot of Tropicana Field for walk-up and drive-through seniors. Since Pinellas County’s vaccination rate is lagging the state average, a Tropicana site would allow Pinellas seniors to catch up, and it could serve as a walk-up venue for seniors who do not own cars and seniors who do not have computers.

Frank Lupo, St. Petersburg

Thanks for saving the land

Dunedin accepts deal for Gladys Douglas land | Feb. 25

Kudos to everyone who made the purchase of the Gladys Douglas property a reality. Dunedin and Pinellas County are truly blessed to have so many conservationists and preservationists on board. This lovely piece of land will be a treasure forever. Special thanks to Tampa Bay Times staff writer Tracey McManus and the Times itself for keeping the purchase in the public eye; to the Pinellas Community Foundation for bringing in such wonderful gifts; to the City of Dunedin and the County of Pinellas for stepping up to the plate to guarantee the sale; to the Native Plant Society for hosting a fab fundraiser; and to everyone who gave of their energy, time and money — it would not have happened without you. Thank you all for preserving such a fine piece of Pinellas.

Beth Hovind, Tarpon Springs

Here’s how to address income inequality

Ruling kicks wage increase out of bill | Feb. 26

There is a better way to address America’s income inequality than a nationwide $15 an hour minimum wage. Implement Andrew Yang’s Basic Income plan of $1,000 a month for every American. At $6.25 an hour this would pull those people currently making $8.75 an hour to $15. Why every American? Because as America recovers from the pandemic. it makes it easy to distribute immediately without the bureaucracy.

Joe Kuehn, Safety Harbor

Vote by mail

Just let us vote

The Florida Legislature is scrambling to push bills that would restrict mail-in ballots and require voters to re-register every time they request a mail-in ballot. I wish we got as excited about having our votes taken away from us as we do having our guns “taken” away from us.

Ed Brown, Tarpon Springs