Florida Governor DeSantis tweeted on Friday afternoon, “Since Florida entered Phase 1 on May 4, ICU hospitalizations for COVID patients are down 21% and ventilator use by COVID patients is down 32%.”
On April 21, DeSantis, who was slammed for not ordering a shutdown of his state, slammed the wild predictions of mass hospitalizations that had been promulgated about his state, asserting, “Those predictions have been false. Our work is succeeding; we have flattened the curve.”
That’s all we were supposed to do, not wait for a cure.
DeSantis stated, “I think it’s been a team effort here in Florida. We’ve got great public health people here at the county level, we’ve worked very good with the local governments as well, and we still have more work to do. But clearly, we have done way better than all the experts said we would and I think we did it by a data-driven approach.”
He is in Phase I of the reopening.
He’s still being slammed. Truth and success don’t matter to the Stalinists.
.@JesseBWatters calls out the Media’s inconsistent coverage of Governors’ Responses:
“What does DeSantis need to do, put some infected people in nursing homes to get a puff piece written about him? Cuomo is God and this guy botched it, and people are dead in nursing homes..” pic.twitter.com/od5S2W4kmE
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 15, 2020
Governor Kemp also took heat for opening up everything quickly. Even the President criticized him. As it turns out, it was the best thing he could have done.
Clay Travis, an influential person. is coming out and speaking up. We need more people to do this.
Remember this fear porn on what would happen if Georgia opened up? pic.twitter.com/797ORAtBOT
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) May 15, 2020