Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) was the media’s primary target with regard to governors they believed were acting recklessly in handling the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But boy, were they wrong.
According to Fox News, it’s crystal clear at this point that whatever DeSantis did, he made the right calls, as Florida currently enjoys the lowest COVID-19 case count in the nation while Democrat-led states, with their harsh restrictions and rules, continue to experience surges.
On Friday, the state was able to announce a daily average of 1,393 COVID-19 cases, which equates to six out of 100,000 residents, marking even a slight decrease in the past two weeks.
In stark contrast, Michigan, led by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), literally has some of the most restrictive pandemic orders still in place, and yet as of this week, leads the nation with the highest number of cases per day.
“Based on the data”
DeSantis’ office celebrated the news, as they should. DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw told Fox that the Florida governor is a proponent of following the actual science — not the media/Dem version of fearmongering science — to make decisions on how the state approaches the pandemic.
“It just shows once again the success of Governor DeSantis’s science-based and data-based policies,” Pushaw said.
She added: “He’s always made decisions based on the data and that continued even during the Delta surge this summer what he realized would help was not mask mandates in school or lockdowns but provide treatment that actually works.”
Pushaw was, in part, referring to DeSantis’ forward-thinking approach earlier in the pandemic to open COVID-19 treatment centers across the state, where effective treatment options, such as Regeneron, are offered to the residents of his state.
“He opened the 25 state-supported monoclonal antibody sites and provided that treatment all over the state free of charge to over 150,000 Floridians, saved thousands of lives, and that happened starting in August,” Pushaw added.
Fighting for jobs
Not only has DeSantis led his state to such impressive statistics, but he’s also actively fought against the Biden administration’s unconstitutional vaccine mandates, including the recent signing of an order that prohibits mandatory vaccinations in the private sector.
He will also sign legislation that gives parents control over the healthcare decisions of their children, while Democrat-led states continue to attempt to force vaccination needles in the arms of young children.
DeSantis, undoubtedly, has set a winning example of how to handle the seemingly neverending pandemic, and if other states could put politics aside for a few seconds and follow suit, we would stand a much stronger chance of putting this asinine pandemic behind us.