Florida deaths now exceed Desantis’ victory margin


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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Made a big bet Keep Florida open and fight mask obligations It will be political money, and for some time he seemed to win the bet.No more, as the Delta variant made Florida is the epicenter of COVID-19’s new, more contagious epidemic... And Desantis is too dug into the fight against Maskman Date, Sell ​​”Don’t Fauci My Florida” products Despite increasing hospitalizations and rising mortality, it is certain that many adjustments will be made.

A federal judge said De Santis was $ 5,000 per passenger, despite the Governor threatening to withhold funding, while local school boards opposed an executive order banning Mask’s obligations. Fines, millions of costs, and well-viewed public health measures Bullies go too far into the industry, the lifeline of South Florida..

DeSantis was elected governor in 2018 with a winning margin of only 0.4%, or 32,000 votes. Florida’s official COVID deaths are currently 39,695, The fact that DeSantis’ policies are a horrifying reminder of the impact on public health, and that politics is about addition, not subtraction.

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“He’s betting far more than Republicans (who disrespect the virus) now, and it’s doing well with the base,” said Jessica, who is tracking the governor’s election in the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.・ Taylor says. But how it works in the re-election campaign, or his desire to be a Republican candidate in 2024, is what the virus does and the conservative principles DeSantis once advertised. It depends on how well you package a whole new philosophy of governance that is very similar.

Democrat Charlie Crist is currently running in DeSantis, According to a new poll this month. Cristo was Governor of Florida as a Republican from 2007 to 2011 and is now a member of the House of Representatives who appears ready to give Desantis a real fight after a party change.

What happened to the Republican local control war cry? It was once the decisive principle of conservatism, where the people closest to the problem knew best how to solve it. Broward County Board of Education announced in late July after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated school guidance in late July that students, staff, and teachers should wear masks even if vaccinated. It was unanimously resolved to adopt CDC’s advice. Respect for the new enforcement order issued by DeSantis.

Two days after the nine Broward Board of Education voted, to understand how poisonous DeSantis wore masks on the day Florida had the highest number of new COVID incidents up to that day (21,683). In addition, DeSantis withholds funding from the school district, which forces the state board of education to force students to wear masks. Next Monday, Broward’s school board withdraws its mission in honor of DeSantis, allowing parents to opt out of their children without giving a reason, even though the school district has set mask requirements. As a result, an uneasy truce is currently underway. The side that saves the face at the expense of public health.

In the editorial NS Florida sun sentinel He describes who should know best in Broward’s school system, which is not home to DeSantis. He received less than 32% of Broward’s votes in the 2018 elections. He is the governor, not the emperor. Board members are responsible for local voters. Let them decide how to keep our school safe. “

Florida currently accounts for about one-fifth of COVID cases, and last week urged President Biden’s claim that the governor, who did not help control the virus, “should be out of the way.” DeSantis looks like a man desperate to find a way to avoid the accusations, accusing immigrants crossing the Mexican border as the cause of a new COVID incident, and the president “trying to pick Florida by COVID.” “I did it,” and accused him of “promoting.” The spread of the virus.

“It made him confront the White House, and he clearly enjoys confronting the White House,” says Taylor.

It seems that Desantis wants to rerun the 2020 elections in Florida. There, he is Trump’s agent who easily won the state. One thorn on his side could be the return of Rebecca Jones. Rebecca Jones was fired by state officials after sharing concerns that data was withheld last year to make the whole picture of the virus look more rosy than before. 32-year-old Jones is running independently for Congress against Congressman Matt Gaetz, who is suffering from a scandal. The district is in Panhandle, Trump won 50 points in some areas and Gates won 30 points in 2020.

Jones has been given the status of a whistleblower by Florida, and her allegations may be investigated and endorsed as credible. Her website identifies her as a “scientist … whistleblower … fighter,” and her presence could once again remind her of all the credibility that Desantis wasted.

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