September 17, 2021
General News

Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 8.27.21

Good Friday morning.

ICYMI — Dr. Scott Rivkees is exiting the Ron DeSantis administration.

Florida’s phantom surgeon general is on his way out the door.

Scott Rivkees, we hardly knew you. Literally. Image via WLRN.

Rivkees will leave his position when his contract is up on Sept. 20, multiple sources in the Governor’s Office and Department of Health tell Florida Politics.

A pediatric physician, Rivkees’ selection for Surgeon General in 2019 was panned due to his lack of public health knowledge.

Rivkees was largely absent from public view throughout the pandemic. One of the few appearances he made was noteworthy only because he was yanked from a panel for suggesting social distancing would last for up to a year.

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