After the media called the Florida governor ‘DeathSantis’ and claimed Floridians would be subject to perpetual infection, COVID numbers have dissipated in the Sunshine State while beginning to rise in blue states.
October 20, 2021
COVID-19 cases in Florida have dropped for the fifth consecutive week and new cases are among the lowest in the nation after a temporary increase which caused a flurry of media coverage over the summer. Major outlets had accused the Sunshine State’s Gov. Ron DeSantis of causing the surge with his pro-freedom policies.
“Florida is now outperforming every state in the contiguous United States in terms of new COVID-19 cases per capita. And they did it all without a Vax Pass system, widespread business closures, mask mandates, and/or draconian lockdowns,” wrote independent investigative journalist Jordan Schachtel for the Brownstone Institute.
“And it all happened under the leadership of a man who the corporate media and ruling class have taken to labeling ‘DeathSantis’ for his refusal to implement draconian COVID policies, such as mandatory masks, pharmaceutical injection mandates, business closures, and the like,” Schachtel added.
According to a New York Times interactive map and case count of COVID-19 reported cases in the U.S., Florida saw a 45.5% decrease in reported cases over the past 14 days.