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Fishkind Conversations: Is it time for vaccine mandates? They work, data say

Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind says Florida is on the brink of repeating last year’s lesson on the connection between surging coronavirus case numbers and the economy.

It goes like this: cases climb, so people stay safe at home, so our service- and tourism-based economy suffers.

He tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston it may be time to make a controversial move… toward vaccine mandates.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined Central Florida Public Media in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.