Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Criticizes Biden on COVID-19

Headline Roundup August 5th, 2021

On Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) said he will "stand in the way" of President Joe Biden and any COVID-19 rules that would restrict Floridians' freedoms or hurt local businesses. DeSantis argued that Biden is wrong to require Americans to follow coronavirus restrictions while allowing immigrants who may have COVID-19 to enter the United States.

According to the New York Times (Lean Left bias), Florida is averaging over 17,000 new COVID-19 cases per day, the highest infection rate the state has experienced during the pandemic. The average number of daily COVID-19 related deaths in Florida is currently increasing, but remains well below its pandemic peak.

From the Left
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Florida’s governor is sounding off about President Joe Biden’s criticism of his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, even as his state is shattering hospitalisation records.

Ron DeSantis responded to several comments from both Mr Biden and members of the White House press team, who have aimed criticism at his state and others where rates of Covid-19 are surging and vaccination rates are low.

"Joe Biden has taken to himself to single out Florida over Covid-19,” Mr DeSantis claimed at a news conference, according to local media.

Joining a chorus of Republicans...

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From the Right
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Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis responded Wednesday to a White House attack from President Biden, who demanded he and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott "help or get out of the way" of administration efforts to mitigate the coronavirus.

On "The Ingraham Angle", DeSantis said Biden is being disingenuous in blaming conservative governors who have refused to engage in widespread socioeconomic restrictions in regard to COVID mitigation, because the president continues to allow throngs of COVID-infected migrants to surge into Texas and in several cases be flown or bused to many states across the country – often without notifying...

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From the Center
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A nation that had begun to celebrate victory in the exhausting fight against the coronavirus is starting to realize the end is not in sight after all.

As the light at the end of the tunnel recedes, the big political question is who will be punished by a frustrated public. 

Daily new COVID-19 cases have risen by more than 50 percent in the last week alone. Major cities including New York and Washington have tightened restrictions.

Meanwhile, the start of the new school year is looming — a pivotal moment...

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