With all the talk about canceling the Olympics because of Covid, maybe we should cancel Florida?
Remember when Florida was the Republican success story? Florida’s stupid racist governor Ron DeSantis was loud and proud about disregarding CDC health guidelines and going after local governments for implementing social distancing and mask guidelines. Republicans loved to point him out in contrast to Andrew Cuomo and New York.
While New York had the highest numbers in the country at the state of the pandemic, its governor was the one official being straight with the American people at that time. We weren’t getting straight answers from Donald Trump telling us to use hydroxychloroquine and bleach…and we weren’t getting it from Ron DeSantis.
Florida leads the nation in new cases of coronavirus and its idiotic racist governor, Ron DeStupid, is promising there won’t be any lockdowns or mask mandates. He’s claiming his state will have a “normal” school year and there won’t be any requirements for students or teachers to wear face masks.
He said, “We’re not doing that in Florida. Ok? We need our kids to breathe. Is it really healthy for them to be muzzled and having their breathing obstructed all day long in school? I don’t think it is.” I don’t think DeSantis understands how face masks work.
Two things I don’t trust Republicans with are science and education. Who am I kidding? I don’t trust them with anything.
Face masks are not muzzles, like DeSantis wants for black voters, Black Lives Matter protesters, or anyone trying to teach critical race theory.
Also, DeSantis, you can breathe in a face mask. What you’re thinking of is being unable to breathe every time you shove your face up Donald Trump’s ass.
Dr. Frederick Southwick, an infectious disease expert in Gainesville said, “It’s past time for him (DeSantis) to quit his act that Florida won the pandemic.”
Dr. Bernard Ashby, a vascular cardiologist based in Miami and Florida State Lead for the Committee to Protect Health Care, said, “If DeSantis were as concerned about stopping Covid-19 spread as he was about coming up with these clever jabs at Dr. Fauci we might not be in this position.”
With the exception of Iowa and Nebraska, the top 25 states (and Washington, D.C.) in vaccination rates are states that voted for Joe Biden. Florida is currently at 26, yet it has the third-highest population in the nation.
I think I’d feel a lot safer in Tokyo than in Florida, but that’d also be in the case while we’re not in a pandemic. At the very least, you have a much lower chance of being a victim of a mass shooting in Japan than you do in DeSantis’ Florida.
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