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Florida representatives discuss the impacts caused by the coronavirus

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The impacts caused by the coronavirus are far-reaching. Not only is the pandemic a major health crisis, but it’s also causing widespread job loss and many families are struggling to make ends meet.

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Representatives from three Central Florida organizations -- Harbor House, United Way and Second Harvest Food Bank -- discussed the resources their providing during this difficult time on "The Weekly on ClickOrlando.com with Justin Warmoth."

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Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried also joined the program to explain the statewide stay-at-home order and why she thinks Governor Ron DeSantis waited too long to use his executive power.

"There was a reason why we called for it almost two weeks ago," Fried said. "South Florida's population is very similar to that of Italy -- 21 percent is 65 years old and above. Every single day that we wasted were more lives that we were putting at risk."

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