Why Does DeSantis Hide His COVID-19 New Cases Data?

The Governor of Florida, even so far back as when he was playing baseball undergrad at Yale, told friends he wanted to be president one day. He’s always had political aspirations. And in Florida, where denying the realities engendered by a largely broken state health care system, and/or equating a mask, or getting a vaccine to. . . Jim Crow or the Holocaust. . . is considered “smart politics” — it is especially hard to have principled public health conversations.

But leaked official reports out of Florida show that there were over 110,000 new COVID cases last week in Florida — and over 21,600 on Saturday, alone. These variants are not generally as lethal as the original, but they are more easily transmitted. Fully one in five of all new cases, nation wide — were in Florida last week. It is without serious doubt, the new epicenter of the virus.

. . .Over the last seven days, Florida saw a 50% weekly increase in new cases, reporting 110,477 cases from July 23 to July 29, according to the Florida Department of Health. In July, Florida was one of four states that accounted for 40% of the country’s total infections, according to White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients. During that time, the Sunshine State recorded one out of every five of the nation’s new cases, he said. . . .

What did the fool DeSantis do last week? He ran off to… Utah, to wax political on national (not his disastrous local) matters. He’s trying to test the waters — on his 2024 GOP nomination hopes. Moron — your state is going to be the strongest argument for why, on the national stage, we ought NOT trust you to handle. . . much of anything. Onward, grinning. . . .


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