Skip to comments.DeSantis' critics fall silent as Florida's COVID-19 cases drop
Posted on 10/19/2021 5:25:08 AM PDT by cotton1706
Florida’s COVID-19 response has been described as reckless, dangerous, and anti-science.
Its Republican governor weathered months of scorn for loosening pandemic restrictions ahead of other state leaders. Its case counts, when on the rise, are often cited by critics as evidence that the entire Republican approach to managing the virus has failed.
But drops in Florida’s case counts invite a fraction of the attention.
New infections per 100,000 residents dropped to 12 over the past week, according to the New York Times coronavirus tracker. Over the past 14 days, cases dropped by 48%.
Other states with far more expansive pandemic restrictions are seeing COVID-19 continue to spread at faster rates than Florida.
In New York, for example, the rate of new cases is more than double that of Florida’s at 25 per 100,000 residents over the past week.
In Washington state, the rate of new infections per 100,000 residents was at 31 during the past week.
Critics have vilified Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for a pandemic response that deviated early from what other states did to limit transmission. He allowed businesses to resume operations with some limits in early May 2020, just two months after the virus shuttered virtually the entire country, and by September of last year had lifted all restrictions and began efforts to limit new ones that local governments could impose.
J. Edwin Benton, a political science professor at the University of South Florida who cast doubt on the veracity of Florida’s current numbers, suggested DeSantis’ political ambitions have likely driven both his pandemic-related decisions and the intense attention paid to them.
“It’s a right-wing approach, and it’s just a page out of Trump’s playbook,” Benton told the Washington Examiner.
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They say we're all anti-science, yet they go to a political science professor for medical commentary.
NYS counts probables, asymptomatics, and repeat positives of the same patient as new cases.
So our stats have always been crap.
They’d be even more enjoyable if it weren’t for the fact that FL’s state and local health departments are still a nest of vipers.
Since day one here in Florida I’ve gone to work, restaurants and done pretty much my regular routine.
Thank you Gov. DeSantis
DeSantis should stoke the fire of libs wrath by directing Florida doctors to perscribe Ivermectin and/or HCQ for Covid.
Just got back from seeing the mouse last Thursday, I am still Covid free.
Outside the cities, low vax rate, three week lockdown early last Spring, ditched the masks late last Spring and some of us never wore them as there was no mandate, kids back at school last Fall, no masks, no distancing. Our big hump from the first round was last Winter even though our lockdown was early Spring when covid hadn't even made it here yet. That was our Gov Parson being a follower. (The coasts are locking down. I guess we should too.) When the kids went back to school last Fall is when we hit our first high. Of course a lot of that was probably the flu since the PCR test can't differentiate and evidently neither can the doctors. The whole thing has shown how incompetent the field of medicine is from top to bottom. I have about as much reverence for a plumber as I do for a doctor now, maybe more for the plumber.
maybe fewer people are falling for the fear factor and aren’t running to get tested every time they get the sniffles...
The rate of people just testing positive with chi-com 19 in Florida is LESS than the rate of people GETTING KILLED IN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS IN FLORIDA.
The rate of people dying in Florida is .00014 which is 15% more than people just being reported as testing positive with chi-com 19.
Does the msm report the statics of automobile accident deaths in FL?
Hell no, because no cares, unless you personally know a victim.
The fewchew, chi-com fraud continues on.
It’s about time for a new variant.
Hopefully, the count a “case” more scientifically in Florida, i.e., the person testing positive actually has to be sick with real COVID symptoms.
They have completely and totally stopped attacking his covid policies. Now they are attacking the 60 million who have not succumbed to the jab as traitors and dangerous to society. Meanwhile, as of October 17th total U.S. cases dropped like a boulder in the ocean to less than 17,000 cases, down from 192,000 on Se[tember 1st. That’s the data: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#trends_dailycases
“The whole thing has shown how incompetent the field of medicine is from top to bottom. I have about as much reverence for a plumber as I do for a doctor now, maybe more for the plumber.”
Medical mistakes have always been around the 4th leading cause of death in the United States at around 400,000. Not treating patients early with proven therapeutics likely caused another 300,000 deaths (big medical mistake). Competing nicely or overtaking cancer and heart disease at around 700,000 or more.
How in the world did this make it past MSNBC management? Next thing you know, they’ll be admitting the Russia hoax was actually a hoax.
They’re also verwy, verwy quiet (my best “Elmer Fudd”) about the packed 100,000-seat, maskless college football stadiums ...
Or that the hundreds of cases of election fraud revealed fraud.
Just once, I'd like to see the msm report the big picture statistics like these I just looked up:
Population of USA, 33,516,610 - Number of cv19 cases 45,909,094 = only 13.7% of the entire country has had covid. The way it's reported, you'd think 50% or higher have been infected.
To give that percentage some perspective, do the math and ask yourself if you would accept 13% of your next paycheck.
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