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Publix Cancels New COVID Shot Appointment Scheduling For Wednesday

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — No new COVID-19 appointments will be scheduled by Publix on Wednesday, ending a multi-week pattern of seniors rising early in a life-or-death effort to secure an appointment for the shot.

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The bad weather blanketing much of the United States is to blame. With no new supply coming into Florida, Publix apparently does not want to make appointments that it can not keep. There is no indication that appointments already scheduled are in jeopardy.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the situation via Twitter, writing that “Weather conditions across the United States are impacting the shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to Florida. (Florida agencies) are providing regular updates to our partners to ensure the vaccine is distributed as efficiently as possible as it arrives.”

That — perhaps incredibly — led to one person responding to DeSantis on Twitter, “Whatever the weather, you are an American hero!”

But others responded with these tweets: “I hope it’s not as efficient as your unemployment compensation program.”

“Surprisingly, it still seems to be flowing fine into wealthy retirement communities.”

And this Tweet: “Soooooooooo how has a barely week long storm affected your governing of our state for the past year? Please explain that to me, as I’m really confused.”

The Twitter battle comes as Politco today suggested that DeSantis is so popular among Republicans that he is considered a “tier 1” Presidential candidate for 2024.

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