As Florida's COVID crisis intensifies, DeSantis' response falters

As case numbers and hospitalizations in Florida reach new heights, Ron DeSantis' plan largely consists of wishing Floridians luck.

8/3/2021 10:32:00 AM

.MaddowBlog: As case numbers and hospitalizations in Florida reach new heights, Gov. DeSantis' plan largely consists of wishing Floridians luck.

As case numbers and hospitalizations in Florida reach new heights, Ron DeSantis' plan largely consists of wishing Floridians luck.

These are incredibly difficult circumstances for a governor, and DeSantis isn't exactly rising to the occasion.As conditions in his state worsened, the Florida Republican recently,"burnishing his 2024 presidential ambitions with a visit to the southern border." Last week, as the

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Tallahassee Democratreported, he traveled to Utah to speak at an American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) event.DeSantis ... drew a line in the sand against government-imposed restrictions to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus and its variants. "I think it's very important that we say, unequivocally, no to lockdowns, no to school closures, no to restrictions and no (to) mandates," DeSantis said to applause and cheers.

The report added that in his remarks, the GOP governor declared that Floridians are"free to choose" how to fight the pandemic, and mocked any pending government issued restrictions as based on"the whims of bureaucratic authorities."

CNNthat DeSantis is among the Republicans who are"increasingly targeting public-health officials" as the public-health crisis worsens. The Floridian has been especially eager to use Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease official,"as a political punching bag."

The report comes on the heels of DeSantis' campaign team selling merchandiseintended to capitalizeon far-right criticisms of Fauci."Don't Fauci My Florida," the Republican's merchandise reads.In other words, as Florida's infections and hospitalizations reach all-time highs, the state's governor (a) seems to be leaving Florida with some regularity; (b) is encouraging residents not to trust public-health officials whom he accuses of targeting"

"; and (c) is taking a firm stand against any kind of"restrictions" intended to save lives.Or put another way, Ron DeSantis' plan largely consists of wishing Floridians luck. Read more: MSNBC »

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MaddowBlog Slap some make up in him and we have a new and deadly jokester. MaddowBlog Lets just require vaccination ID cards at hospital doors… noVaxnoMasknoHopitalForYou That will save Americans billions of tax dollars $$$$ MaddowBlog Idiot MaddowBlog DeSantis: nearly 140 “children” are currently hospitalized for Covid in Florida and that number is growing. Are you concerned? Certainly not. If fact you want to ban schools from requiring face masks. Every illness, and heaven forbid deaths, rest squarely on your shoulders.

MaddowBlog Deplorable MaddowBlog No one believes the 'numbers' anymore. If you're pretending you do, your crazy's showing. MaddowBlog And I wish DeathDeSantis luck in ever getting elected again. MaddowBlog This guy is running a death chamber. Scary as hell that he hopes to some day run for President.

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Florida Covid hospitalizations shatter record as DeSantis downplays threatThe head of Florida’s largest hospital association warned that the skyrocketing number of Covid hospitalizations is unlike anything the state has seen before — even as Gov. Ron DeSantis downplays the spike GovRonDeSantis doesn’t care. 1. Deaths are Down. 2. 70% Inoculated. 3. Find a new Slant. RON DESATAN

MaddowBlog come to Florida for the 4th wave a COVID TSUNAMI MaddowBlog If the Democrats would stop bussing thousands of disease ridden illegals into Florida there would not be a problem. The vaxxes are also a BIG FAIL, so cases are surging nation wide. MaddowBlog He is the personification of a person who is dead from the neck up.

Lori4Louisiana MaddowBlog Crimes against humanity. MaddowBlog Reports of Republicans putting on disguises when getting vaccinated, and wives and kids in Republican families secretly getting vaccinated! MaddowBlog DeathSantis

Ron DeSantis challenger Nikki Fried urges COVID emergency order for FloridaThe Democratic gubernatorial hopeful accused Governor Ron DeSantis of keeping Floridians 'in the dark' about COVID-19 data. She’s right She's right. She isn't lying...

Ron DeSantis, facing record COVID surge, signals lockdowns off the table with Bhattacharya tweet''We have protected the vulnerable by vaccinating the older population,'' tweeted DeSantis, quoting anti-lockdown Stanford Professor Dr. Jay Bhattacharya. TRUMPSTERS DON'T HAVE SOLUTIONS JUST SLOGANS Imagine voting for someone who would rather YOU die then accept reality...the US paying the MoronTax I think DeathSantis is very pleased with so many death around him.

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NPR Cookie Consent and ChoicesThere is a reason we didn't previously have issues like this (and times of health exist). Were more people doing traditional antiviral actions (by accident). Is pharma sharing them? Who knows them? Is Amazon disguising them, internally first? Ask your (pharma trained) doctor? hah. GovRonDeSantis get it together

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