Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
Under Trump disciple Ron DeSantis, Florida exceeds the entire European Union in confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Today, the death toll stands at 24,577 Floridians, out of 1.6 million confirmed cases, while the state is wide open.
The Republican governor, who once haughtily bragged that his state had defeated the pandemic, is still in denial.
More than ever, Florida needs decisive, resolute guidance to get through this storm, The Orlando Sentinel newspaper editorialized.
“Instead, Ron DeSantis continues to muddle and spin his way through. For every good move, there have been too many missteps.”
Desantis, whom some Florida wags have taken to calling Gov. DeathSentence, continues his killing spree.
He signed an executive order that banned cities and counties from enforcing mask mandates. Bars and restaurants are open, even though Florida is a COVID-19 hotspot.
As the presidential campaign heated up, DeSantis and other Republicans cast doubt on the state’s official COVID-19 death count, second guessed doctors and echoed Trump’s campaign messaging that the toll wasn’t as bad as it looked, according to the Sun Sentinel newspaper.
The Florida Department of Health’s county-level spokespeople were ordered in September to stop issuing public statements about COVID-19 until after the Nov. 3 election, the newspaper found.