Florida Governor Ron DeSantis addressed President Trump’s Vaccine Summit at the White House Tuesday afternoon; saying some leaders around the country are mandating “unscientific” shutdowns to avoid the contagion.
“We really want to embrace the vaccine. We view it as a great thing, nobody will be forced to take it, but it will be offered to all,” said DeSantis. “We focused on supporting our seniors and our healthcare system.”
“We could have every resident in every nursing home vaccinated in the month of December. That’s within our grasp,” he added. “People are doing some of these shutdowns that are totally unscientific… We need to get our seniors back to normal.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis: "People are doing some of these shutdowns that are totally unscientific." pic.twitter.com/XgK2xctypi
— The Hill (@thehill) December 9, 2020
Watch Governor DeSantis’ comments above.
DeSANTIS on HANNITY: How Florida Handled Coronavirus Without Draconian Lockdown Orders
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spoke with Sean Hannity Tuesday night on his state’s efforts to protect the elderly during the Coronavirus outbreak; saying local officials were “pro-active” in saving the most vulnerable residents.
“The fatality rate at Florida’s long-term care facilities were drastically lower than New York. Now the state has a plan to safely re-open for business. The predictions for Florida were off the charts. They attacked you… How did you do it?” asked Hannity.
“We really focused. We knew where the threats were. We made sure we had teams going there, trying to work on that. If the virus gets into those facilities, it can run rampant,” said DeSantis.
“It’s a very difficult problem, but we were pro-active,” he added.
Watch the Governor on ‘Hannity’ above.
BREAKING: Florida Governor DeSantis to Lift All CoVID Restrictions on Restaurants, Bars, Other Businesses
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis confirmed Friday his administration will lift the remaining restrictions on bars and restaurants to boost business during the Coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming holiday season.
“Florida is lifting all coronavirus restrictions on restaurants and bars effective immediately, and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said he is also prohibiting local governments from closing businesses or imposing any restrictions without justification,” reports The Hill.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 25, 2020
“There will not be limitations from the state of Florida,” DeSantis said. “I think this will be very, very important to the industry. Some of the local [governments] can do reasonable regulations, but you can’t say no after six months and just have people twisting in the wind.”
“We’re prepared if we see an increase,” DeSantis said. “We’re not closing anything moving forward. We have the tools in place.”
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