Elizabeth Chuck16h ago / 5:09 PM UTCFlorida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees was removed from a coronavirus briefing moments after he urged social distancing to remain in place until a coronavirus vaccine is developed — which could be at least a year away.“Until we get a vaccine, which is a while off, this is going to be our new normal and we need to adapt and protect ourselves,” Rivkees said Monday at a news conference held by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.Rivkees’ comments contrast with sentiments voiced by both DeSantis and President Donald Trump, who have expressed fear that the economic toll of sheltering in place for a lengthy period of time could devastate more lives than the coronavirus itself.Shortly after his remarks, Rivkees was ushered out of the room by the governor’s spokeswoman, Helen Aguirre Ferré. In a statement to NBC News, Ferré asserted that Rivkees “was not pulled out of the press conference, which ran longer than expected.””He had a pre-scheduled meeting with Governor DeSantis’ Deputy Chief of Staff Adrian Lukis he needed to attend,” she said, adding that after the meeting, he went to the State Emergency Operations Center with Florida’s Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz.Public health officials have


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