TAMPA, Fla. — Hello and happy Monday Tampa Bay!
Getting more Floridians vaccinated 💉
Starting today, more people in Florida will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The age eligibility was lowered to 40.
Then in one week, Gov. Ron DeSantis said the age eligibility will drop again to those 16 and older.
That puts Florida about a month ahead of the Biden Administration's goal of opening the vaccine eligibility to all adults in the U.S. by May 1-- something Gov. DeSantis had been promising.
What to expect for opening statements in the Chauvin trial today
After two and a half weeks of jury selection, the Derek Chauvin trial will move into opening statements this morning.
The former Minneapolis police officer is charged with murder and manslaughter for the death of George Floyd.
Judge Cahill has said he expects the trial to last anywhere from two to four weeks, at least.
Each night during the trial, 10 Tampa Bay will email readers a recap of what happened in court that day. To subscribe to our special coverage of the Chauvin trial, click here. Just enter your name, email address and select "Derek Chauvin Trial" from the options.
The great toilet paper shortage of 2020 is threatening an encore. 💩
Brazilian company Suzano SA, the world's largest producer of wood pulp, warns of supply issues in the weeks ahead because of the giant cargo container ship blocking traffic in Egypt's Suez Canal -- a critical global trade route, Bloomberg reports. (Wood pulp is the raw material used for various paper products, including toilet tissue.)
Until the ship can get back on track, experts say the global supply chain will continue to face delays. About 10 percent of the world's trade flows through the canal, with about 19,000 ships passing through last year.