Florida’s DeSantis Mocks Lockdowners as “Flat Earthers of Our Day”

Damn right! Also admits closing down schools in the spring was a mistake on his part

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that closing school campuses in the spring as the coronavirus pandemic took hold might have been one of the nation’s biggest “public health mistakes.”

And, while appearing on the Drew Steele radio show, DeSantis equated people fighting the return of students to classrooms as the “flat earthers of our day.”

Florida shut down school and college campuses in March, with students shifted to online learning. DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran have pushed heavily to reopen classrooms for the new school year.

“In March we may not have had all the information, but in hindsight, knowing what we know now, the closure of schools was one of the biggest public health mistakes in modern American history,” DeSantis said. “And I think even Europe has said we shouldn’t have closed up.” [There has been some of that in Scandinavia as it was revealed the Danish and Norwegian health officials had not made such recommendations.]

In the interview with the conservative talk-show host, DeSantis said that as the virus surged in Florida in July, he fought against people who didn’t want to reopen schools because he expected the outbreak to abate and because children “are not vectors” for spreading the coronavirus.

“So, now we’re at the point where the people who advocate school closures are really the flat earthers of our day,” DeSantis said. “They’re not doing it based on data. They’re not doing it based on evidence. They’re doing it based on either politics or emotion. And so, the harm of school closures, I think, is really considerable.”

In August, the Florida Education Association argued in court that a July order by Corcoran to reopen schools would force teachers to “needlessly expose themselves to a deadly and contagious virus based solely on a blanket and arbitrary decision that schools must reopen for in-person instruction or lose their funding.”

More than one million students have returned to classrooms across the state, DeSantis said.

Schools in Miami-Dade County begin staggered reopenings on Monday, with Broward County schools restarting in-person instruction on Oct. 9.

“I’m a big supporter of homeschooling for those who want to do it. But you know, we’ve got a lot of blue-collar families and working mothers who have to go to work,” DeSantis said.

“They just don’t have the luxury of being able to do that. Taking away face-to-face instruction means their kids fall behind tremendously.”

Source: WESH

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BADGER BADGERISM (GRANDWORLDDR
BADGER BADGERISM (GRANDWORLDDR
2 months ago

hey dumbass..the Earth is Flat..fucknut..check it out..learn to read and open up your mind

Paul Robinson
Paul Robinson
2 months ago

Ignoramus!

BADGER BADGERISM (GRANDWORLDDR
BADGER BADGERISM (GRANDWORLDDR
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul Robinson

hey dooky butt stop diggin in your butt and making sandwiches, youre getting doo doo finger prints on the bread…hurry

twas brillig
twas brillig
2 months ago

your head is flat…fucknut…check it out…the mirror surface is flat! so it must be

BADGER BADGERISM (GRANDWORLDDR
BADGER BADGERISM (GRANDWORLDDR
4 months ago
Reply to  twas brillig

Yo momma is flat…
Booger butt deluxe
Why she got a boob job

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
2 months ago

Florida is pretty flat.

Kapricorn4
Kapricorn4
2 months ago

As the Florida swamps are drained to create building lots, it is getting flatter.

kpevt12 .
kpevt12 .
2 months ago

so is the covid death rate … such a coincidence … must be science

KP
KP
4 months ago
Reply to  kpevt12 .

Covid is miracle….all cancer deaths, heart disease, pneumonia etc. are all down. According to the CDC this is another average year for general population deaths.
I agree covid is another illness that we will all have to deal with it and become immune too.
Happens every year with the new-flu….
What is also odd is that the average death-rate (according CDC) for Americans is 78 years old and average reported Covid death is 78……..mmmmm

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
4 months ago
Reply to  kpevt12 .

It is just observed reality. Thank you for accepting it.

leevitowt
leevitowt
2 months ago

When BLM morphs into #nomorejewhate anti-vaxxers will be labelled the worst kind of domestic terrorists – Nazis and anti-Semites.

davie wonkie
2 months ago

If you beLIEve all the LIES from NASA…… You probably also think Epstein GUILTY Trumpy is MAGA instead of serving our 911 MURDERING / Epstein RAPING BLACKMAILING / ISIS TERRORIST / Beruit NUKING / USS LIBERTY MURDERING PARASITE SATANIC SCUMBAG MONSTERS IN TEL AVIV. Get it?comment image?scale=896&compress=80

Paul Robinson
Paul Robinson
2 months ago
Reply to  davie wonkie

NASA did not invent the round earth as a con. Learned men have known the earth was a sphere since at least Ancient Greece. It is a myth that Columbus was trying to prove the Earth was round. Magellan did circumnavigate the globe was he on NASA’s payroll?lol. It is possible that an ignorant peasant living in a straw hut in a village he never left in Medieval Europe might have believed the Earth was flat. But hey that speaks for itself.

davie wonkie
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul Robinson

Spinning at 900MPH. I dont think so Tim

Justin Thought
Justin Thought
2 months ago

I’d like to go on record as stating this Governor is completely wrong.

But I’d be lying.

ke4ram
ke4ram
2 months ago

“In March we may not have had all the information,…”

Who’s “we” White Man? I have known the pandemic was a scamdemic since March/April. No Rocket Science degree necessary.

This is not a Corona Pandemic,,, it IS a PCR test Pandemic! The Damn PCR test DOES NOT and CANNOT detect an infection. It detects THE PRESENCE of viruses,,, parts of broken viruses and a plethora of other biological junk. At 45 cycles (the normal they are using) , the test will be positive 99% of the time.

The virus DOES NOT exist as it has never been purified / isolated and identified. The PCR test is useless for detecting INFECTION per inventor Kary Mullis. The ANTIGEN test will trigger on all Corona viruses.

It is a good thing Desantis is acknowledges this but he is six months late,,, the damage already done.

The CovIdiots have had more than enough time to figure this out, yet they still got their masks on like good little ignorant children. They tell me I am killing Gramps and Grandma.

I am in my 70s,,, I AM Gramps and even as senile, and demented and useless as everyone considers OLD people I am still sharp enough to spot a con. A very piss poor one at that.

You smart ass youngsters are bringing on a fascistic society which will be very unpleasant but one you deserve for ignoring the obvious unless you take the few minutes to ponder and research this scam.

leevitowt
leevitowt
2 months ago
Reply to  ke4ram

Moreover, the PCR test only amplifies what one is already looking for, as one needs the correct primers added to start and end transcription. Putting the cart before the horse.

Eileen Kuch
Eileen Kuch
2 months ago
Reply to  ke4ram

You have a real valid point there, ke4ram, and I also salute you. PCR tests are worthless. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is certainly smart enough to spot a con; and he was honest enough to admit he made a mistake in closing the schools/colleges back in March. Children aren’t vectors of this virus, and DeSantis mocked lockdowners as flat earthers of our day.
Yep, the Covidiots had more than enough time to figure this out, yet they still have their masks on like good little ignorant children. They tell you you’re ki;lling Gramps and Grandma. You’re in your 70’s; so, you ARE Gramps .. and even as senile, and demented and useless as everyone considers OLD people you’re still sharp enough to spot a con – a very piss poor one at that.

Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
2 months ago
Reply to  ke4ram

Yep. I called it back in March, too.

Justin Thought
Justin Thought
2 months ago
Reply to  ke4ram

Sir, you have the wisdom of your years. As one senior citizen to another, I salute you.

Charles Homer
Charles Homer
2 months ago

Here is an interesting look at the actual risk of COVID-19 to children under the age of 20:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2020/09/childhood-influenza-vs-childhood-covid.html

It appears that, while caution is necessary, most of the handwringing over the reopening of schools is for nothing.

Anti-Empire