DeSantis at CPAC: ‘Florida Got It Right and the Locked-Down States Got It Wrong’

The crowd in Orlando roared in response

DeSantis characterized Florida as “an oasis of freedom in a nation that’s suffering from the yoke of oppressive lockdowns. We look around in other parts of our country and in too many places we see schools closed, businesses shuttered and lives destroyed.”

On Friday, Republican Gov. of Florida Ron DeSantis addressed the audience at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference and asserted that Florida “got it right” on COVID-19 handling, whereas “the locked down states got it wrong.”

“Now we are stronger as a state and much happier as a people because of this leadership. Florida has lower per capita COVID mortality than the national average and lower than 27 other states,” [Despite being much older.] DeSantis said. “Our unemployment rate is lower than the national average, even though tourism isn’t fully back. And our budget is in great shape — we have not touched one red cent from our rainy day fund throughout this whole time. Florida got it right, and the locked-down states got it wrong.”

The crowd in Orlando roared in response to the governor’s declaration that the state of Florida has maintained lower than average COVID-19 fatality rates in relation to the country, as well as keeping the state open for business. In May, DeSantis lifted his initial lockdown restrictions, as well as the prior stay-at-home order, switching to a policy of focused protection recommended by numerous medical professionals.

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau as of Feb. 26, 2021, Florida has a COVID-19 fatality rate of 142 per 100,000 state residents, in comparison to New Jersey (260), New York (241), Rhode Island (236), Massachusetts (232)—and lower than 23 other states.

MSNBC and others in the left-wing media attacked DeSantis earlier this month for prioritizing  COVID-19 vaccinations for vulnerable seniors in Florida, while commentators like CNN’s Jim Acosta continue to neglect Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y.’s unethical practice of sending more than 9,000 COVID-19 infected seniors back to nursing homes among those most vulnerable to the disease.

Cuomo is currently the target of a federal investigation, and his top aide secretary Melissa DeRosa told the public that the Cuomo administration “froze” fatality reporting because of fears that it would “be used against us.” Prior to this statement from DeRosa, New York Attorney General Letitia James released a 76-page report saying the New York Department of Health underreported nursing home fatalities by more than 50 percent.

“[I]t is imperative that we understand why the residents of nursing homes in New York unnecessarily suffered at such an alarming rate,” James said, after months of investigating New York’s handling. “While we cannot bring back the individuals we lost to this crisis, this report seeks to offer transparency that the public deserves and to spur increased action to protect our most vulnerable residents.”

DeSantis characterized Florida as “an oasis of freedom in a nation that’s suffering from the yoke of oppressive lockdowns” earlier in the CPAC speech. “We look around in other parts of our country and in too many places we see schools closed, businesses shuttered and lives destroyed,” DeSantis said. “Florida lifted people up.”

Former President Donald Trump is set to speak at CPAC this Sunday, and will reportedly discuss the Biden administration.

Source: The Federalist

  1. ken says

    Everything about the virus is fake.
    The PCR test.
    The infection numbers.
    The death numbers.
    The vaccine.

    Everything about the response to the fake virus is to make you sick
    Wearing a mask for prolonged periods of time.
    Locked down inside your home and out of fresh air and sun.
    Losing your job or business.
    No happiness or joy. Cannot have friends over,,, cannot sing,,, cannot go to church…
    And most of all,,, Getting the shot.

    Government controls all of it.
    You go to a doctor with a sniffle. The doctor says your symptoms match the covid. Duh!

    The doctor just made a government payoff. Add one infection to the total.

    The Doctor does a nasal swab,,, sends it off to a lab. The lab runs 40 cycles, calls it positive.

    The Lab just made a government payoff. Add another infection to the total.

    The doctor says to be safe we need to put you an a ventilator.

    The hospital just made a government payoff. Add another ICU to the total.

    The ventilator blows out your lungs. You die. Another covid death added to the total.

    The insurance company pays off the doctor and hospital.

    The insurance company just made a payoff from government.

    Any investigation team will be told no details can be given because of government privacy laws.

    All numbers and events completely controlled by government.

  2. Jerry Hood says

    The jews never lies! That’s why you cannot discuss the jew ” plandemia and holyhoax”!

  3. Larry says

    DeSATANIS flies to 911, Epstein, ISIS Israel to get his marching orders just like Trump and Biden do. SAME SWAMP!

  4. Bob says

    If Florida got it right why do I have to wear a mask at Disney World?

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