Florida's Ron DeSantis again moves into the lead as the dumbest, and during a pandemic, the most dangerous of Republican Governors. Yesterday, nearly 3000 new cases and 120 deaths were reported in Florida, but apparently they can do better than that, hence DeSantis's new rules. According to the IHME projections, DeSantis' latest moves will result in nearly 11,000 more deaths in Florida by the end of 2020.
Laura Ingraham referred to DeSantis as "the man on the side of safety and freedom," Insane, dangerous, and against public health, but a darling of the alt-right, who live in their own reality. The problem is, the rest of us have to pay the price.
Source: Associated Press
Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday, and banned local fines against people who refuse to wear masks as he seeks to reopen the state’s economy despite the spread of the coronavirus.
The Republican governor’s order unleashed fresh debate in the politically divided state, where pandemic responses have become intertwined with the upcoming presidential election.
DeSantis, a major ally of President Donald Trump, acknowledged that the pandemic is far from over, but he said the threat has eased and the time has come to reopen for business after six months of “people twisting in the wind.”
The governor’s announcement Friday allows restaurants across the state to immediately reopen at full capacity — and prevents cities and counties from ordering them to close or operate at less than half-capacity, unless they can justify a closure for economic or health reasons.
A few tweets that sum up this foolishness:
Florida's Coronavirus Record:
#1 in Covid deaths today (120)
#3 in Covid cases today (2,847)
#3 in total Covid cases (695,887)
#5 in total Covid deaths (13,915)https://t.co/fWBEv9WxSa
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 26, 2020
This decision by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will kill many people.
It is lethal violence against his own constituents. pic.twitter.com/2znTx5OpAR
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) September 25, 2020
One reason Seniors may be finally turning on Republicans is that Republicans keep trying to kill them https://t.co/KnGshSgpIV
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) September 25, 2020
Meanwhile, more ominous signs for the Fall....
The U.S. is reporting its highest new case total for a single day since mid-August. https://t.co/0De4oE0rYK
— Vicky Ward (@VickyPJWard) September 26, 2020