Florida reported fewer cases of COVID than New York. According to data from the Centers for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Florida reported fewer positive cases of the coronavirus than New York state in the last 7 days, with the big difference being that Florida lifted all restrictions on commercial activities in September 2020.
According to Breitbart, Florida reported just over 37,000 cases in the past seven days, while New York reported nearly 53,000 cases, despite being one of the most restricted states in the country, with schools remaining closed and bars and restaurants operating on a limited basis.
Governor of Florida DeSantis never imposed a mask requirement like most other states, and when he announced the end of restrictions on bars, restaurants and businesses in general, he said that municipalities that wanted to impose a capacity restriction would have to prove the economic and health reasons for doing so.
Governor DeSanti’s libertarian vision is catching on. During the Conservative Action Conference (CPAC), the Florida governor said, “We’ve long been known as the Sunshine State – but given the unprecedented arrests we’ve seen in other states, I believe Florida’s sunshine now serves as a beacon for those who yearn for freedom.”
In addition to opening up economic activity, DeSantis was also one of the first states to reopen schools to face-to-face teaching, whereas in many Democratic states students still practice virtual teaching, despite the serious health problems it causes.
In his State of the Union address on March 2, the Republican said with finality:
“I see a sad state of affairs in many parts of our country: closed schools, closed businesses, and destroyed lives … We will not let anyone close your schools, take away your jobs, or close your businesses!”
Florida Rep. and staunch Trump supporter Matt Gaetz said that if the former president is not the 2024 GOP nominee for the White House, “the leader of our movement will be Ron DeSantis.”
“He’s a strong potential presidential candidate in 2024, and Biden’s team knows that. That’s why they’re trying to malign the Florida experience, because you know there’s a lot of envy across America right now about Florida,” Gaetz said.
On Jan. 5, while DeSantis was answering reporters’ questions about the CCP vaccine distribution, a CNN reporter tried to make him look bad by saying the plan to distribute the vaccines had failed because phone lines were down and websites were blacked out.
Noticeably annoyed, DeSantis interrupted her and replied to the reporter that the reason was widespread demand and that she should have done a little more research to find out why.
When the reporter insisted that it was the government’s fault that the elderly were standing in long lines to get the vaccines at the hospitals, the governor explained that the state supplied the vaccines to the hospitals and there are people at the hospitals who are trained enough to make decisions on how to administer the vaccinations.
The clash between DeSantis and the CNN reporter is reminiscent of former President Trump, who, in his politically incorrect way, confronted those journalists who published and reported misrepresented facts to tarnish his image.
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