Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Accused of Suppressing Covid-19 Data

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Description from Youtube: “Trump-loving Florida governor Ron DeSantis is in hot water as news continues to come out regarding his actions in covering up Florida’s COVID data before the Presidential election. He did this to help Trump and state Republicans win, because they had no chance of actually winning on their merits. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses”.

 

Florida newspaper investigation finds state government misled public on Covid as cases rose

Florida this week became the third US state to record a million coronavirus cases and yet the public there has been misled by state leadership about the extent and dangers of the pandemic, especially in the run-up to the presidential election, an investigation has concluded.

Per the article above, “Republican DeSantis influenced a state administration that “suppressed unfavorable facts, dispensed dangerous misinformation, dismissed public health professionals, and promoted the views of scientific dissenters” who supported the governor’s ambivalent approach to the disease.”

And earlier on in the pandemic state leaders did not release details about the earliest cases in Florida and denied the virus was spreading person to person, despite the fact that coronavirus is highly contagious.

The attitude struck by state leadership, mimicking the kind of dismissive approach of Donald Trump, the US president to whom DeSantis is a loyalist, has helped foster a public culture in which many defiantly shun face masks and readily gather in crowded bars and parties, the newspaper said, contrary to federal public health guidelines.

Misinformation has included the governor’s spokesman claiming on Twitter that coronavirus was less deadly than the flu, while also citing statistics in a way that played down the toll of the virus”.

 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Criticized for Covid-19 Response

Across Florida, parents are wondering if their kids are safe. But they don’t know. Because as the virus spreads those at the top aren’t giving the information needed. Instead, Governor DeSantis plays politics with kids’ health.

 

Schools are swarms of people interacting with each other, passing along germs all day long. Forcing kids and teachers back into schools while the pandemic is out-of-control will ignite the spread of Covid-19 like wildfire. Kids will take virus germs back to their homes and families, accelerating the spread of Covid-19, causing unimaginable devastation.

State Report Shows Hundreds Test Positive For COVID-19 At Florida Schools In August

The Florida Department of Health accidentally released a report on COVID-19 outbreaks at schools across the state – from daycare centers to colleges – and found that nearly 900 students and staffers had tested positive during a two-week period in August as schools had just begun or readied to reopen.

Per the above article: “Close to 900 students and staffers among Florida schools tested positive for COVID-19.

The Florida Department of Health accidentally released a report on COVID-19 outbreaks at schools across the state — from daycare centers to colleges — and found that nearly 900 students and staffers had tested positive during a two-week period in August as schools had just begun or readied to reopen.

State officials published the six-page draft online on Monday, but then quickly wiped it away a day later. The Herald obtained a copy before it disappeared.

Florida International University infectious disease epidemiologist Dr. Mary Jo Trepka said the detailed data was one of the most valuable reports the DOH has produced because it assesses how the virus is affecting the state’s children as they return to the classroom”.

 

Closing schools was the right thing to do in March 2020. Since then, Covid-19 cases has EXPLODED under the incompetent leadership of Science-Denying, Trump Ass Kissing REPUBLICAN Ron DeSantis.

Rather than doing the right thing… keeping schools closed, IDIOT Ron DeSantis is caving to Trump’s INSANE demands that schools be re-opened.

Trump wants schools reopened so parents can return to work.. so things appear to be back to “normal,” so he can get re-installed as President by the Electoral College (he wasn’t elected or voted for by the majority of Americans).

 

Trump doesn’t care if people die from Covid-19 because he’s a Narcissistic Nutcase who only cares about himself. He’s too stupid to comprehend science and so insane, he thinks he’s smarter than scientists.

 

Anyone with an ounce of sense can look at this IDIOT and see that he LOOKS and ACTS NUTS. And he has the vocabulary of a 8 year old. Goes to show how almost 1/2 of the people in this country who support this nutcase are MORONS. No wonder Trump said in Nevada on Feb. 24, 2016; “I Love the Poorly Educated”.

 

Various articles claim 1 in 5 teachers will quit, rather than put their lives and their families lives at risk. There’s already been shortage of teachers at many schools… things will get MUCH worse with ever fewer teachers.

Republicans like Ron DeSantis are either too afraid or too stupid to do what’s best for his constituents. Trump and Republican’s push to re-open Schools while the Covid-19 Pandemic is out of control is putting Politics and the economy above people’s lives.

This is just another example of why it’s a HUGH mistake to vote for Dumb Ass, Radical Right Wing, Anti-Science Republicans.

 

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) made a fool out of himself prematurely bragging to the press how he opened the state and no spikes in Covid-19 cases.

 

Then, a few weeks later Covid-19 cases began exploding. Just another example of what a incompetent idiot DeSantis is.

 

Florida governor blames the media, CNN’s Keilar rolls the tape

CNN’s Brianna Keilar points out the inaccuracies in Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ argument that the media stopped asking about coronavirus in May and is to blame for the public becoming complacent and cases rising.

 

Florida Allegedly Altering Coronavirus Data

Florida is allegedly altering its COVID-19 data by ‘slowly deleting deaths and cases,’ according to a former employee of the state’s Dept. of Health.

 

Fired Florida data scientist speaks out as COVID-19 cases spike

Florida issued a statewide order for schools to reopen next month even as the state reports a worrisome rise in coronavirus cases. Data scientist Rebekah Jones was in charge of tracking Florida’s cases until she was fired in May. Jones joins “Red and Blue” to discuss what is behind the spike in cases, the coronavirus dashboard she created, and Florida’s push to reopen.

 

Scientist Says Florida Republicans Are Hiding Covid 19 Data From The Public

 

COVID-19 Risk At GOP Convention Shrouded By Florida Data Opacity

Rachel Maddow points out that unlike most other states, Florida does not publicly share hospital capacity statistics as part of its coronavirus reporting, which makes it harder to assess the risk of holding the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville.

 

Protester Slams Florida Governor on COVID-19 Response.

 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ popularity plummets amid widely panned coronavirus response

In the span of a few months, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has gone from one of the most admired state leaders in America to one of the most disparaged, with an approval rating that has dropped precipitously as coronavirus cases surged. A pair of recent polls indicate more Floridians now disapprove of the job DeSantis is doing than approve.

Per the article above; “DeSantis has been accused of standing by and doing little to halt the march of the virus in his state, allowing Florida to become a global hotspot.

Recent polls indicate more Floridians now disapprove of the job DeSantis is doing than approve. The latest was released Friday by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy. It shows that 49% of Florida voters disapprove of the governor’s job performance, compared with 45% who approve”.

 

 

 

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