April 20, 2021

Democratic mayor accuses 60 Minutes of airing ‘intentionally false’ story on Florida’s vaccine rollout

A Democratic mayor in Florida is coming to the governor’s defense following a 60 Minutes story on the state’s vaccine rollout, alleging the show’s reporting was “intentionally false.”

60 Minutes on Sunday aired a story in which correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi reported on allegations that Florida’s “vaccination rollout has favored the wealthy.” It was critical of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for partnering with Publix to distribute vaccines, suggesting the move may have been influenced by the governor having received donations from the supermarket chain.

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