The state of Florida is recording the lowest number of COVID cases per capita in the country. That’s true even though the press has extensively attacked Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for his management of the virus.
As of Friday, the Sunshine State recorded an average of 1,393 COVID-19 infections each day (or six instances per 100,000 people), representing a two percent decline from the previous two weeks.
DeSantis Beating the Odds and Saving Lives
Since the virus outbreak began, DeSantis has been criticized in the press for his objection to government-imposed masks and vaccination demands. For resisting mask demands, DeSantis was criticized by a Democrat lawmaker in 2020 for being on a “killing spree.”
In September, Vanity Fair published a cover story that characterized the governor as an “angel of death.” Nevertheless, Florida has recorded the lowest number of new infections in the nation per capita.
Meanwhile, COVID infections are growing in many places where Democrat governors have imposed stringent lockdown orders.
Keeping Florida open has been so important for keeping our economy strong, and protecting jobs in the hospitality sector has been a key part of this. pic.twitter.com/NE8iSagdVT
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) November 26, 2021
At the peak of the outbreak, Michigan’s Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer enacted some of the most contentious prohibitions in the country. The state now ranks first in the nation in the number of daily coronavirus infections per capita.
New York is recording an average of 6,666 infections each day, equating to 34 cases per 100,000 people.
After resigning in shame as governor of New York previously this year, Andrew Cuomo was extensively acclaimed by the press for his management of coronavirus. Cuomo was even given an award for his efforts.
Other States Can Learn from DeSantis’ Initiatives
Christina Pushaw, DeSantis’ press secretary, told Fox News Digital the decrease in Florida COVID cases simply goes to prove, once again, the effectiveness of DeSantis’ science-based, data-based measures in Florida.
Florida has the lowest cases in the country & infections dropped 95% since kids went back to school in august. Mask optional. Parents choose what’s best for their own kids. Randi… You do not own anyone else’s kids. https://t.co/TfrNzI8Jg2
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 (@ChristinaPushaw) November 26, 2021
DeSantis has always made judgments based on data. This persisted even during the Delta spike this summer.
What the Florida governor recognized would benefit the state is not to have mask mandates or lockdowns in schools. Instead, what actually benefited Florida was to provide healthcare that truly works for those suffering from the disease, such as the elderly.
She went on to say DeSantis established the 25 state-supported monoclonal antibody facilities and delivered those treatments free of charge to over 150,000 Floridians all around the state, saving thousands of lives.
Pushaw also said the initiative began in August and is set to be completed in December. Additionally, she stated Florida’s cases have decreased by more than 95 percent since then and there have been no constraints on people’s rights, either.
According to Pushaw, she wishes others states, such as Michigan and Minnesota, which are witnessing an increase in infections, would draw from Florida’s example.
They should push for more effective treatments rather than lockdowns which they have observed repeatedly do not work.