DeSantis Vindicated

Florida’s death rate per thousand is 50 percent lower than New York’s even though DeSantis opened up Florida as quickly as possible.


In an opinion piece today in Newsweek, Jonathan Tobin points out the contrast between the way New York Governor Andrew Cuomo handled the Covid-19 issue as opposed to how Florida Governor Ron DeSantis addressed it tells us more than a simple story about the declining circumstances of one and the rising star of the other.

“Even publications like The New York Times are grudgingly admitting that the data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the difference between Cuomo’s adherence to more stringent lockdowns and DeSantis’ impulse to open up as quickly as possible do not support the conclusion that the former yielded better results,” Tobin admits.

50 percent lower

“To the contrary, Florida’s death rate per thousand is 50 percent lower than that of New York despite having a population that is, on average, much older and therefore more vulnerable to contagion.”

“Florida did not emerge unscathed from the ordeal,” says Tobin. “But the point about the statistics is that DeSantis’ record was not worse than those of the Democratic governors who ordered far more drastic lockdowns and stuck with them long after it was clear they weren’t sparing their states from the pandemic’s vicissitudes.”

Fleeing Californians and New Yorkers moving to Florida

“By opening up his state as quickly as possible and keeping it open despite the urgings of Fauci and others to re-impose lockdowns last fall, Florida’s economy has emerged from the nightmare in better shape than other large states and, according to DeSantis, has also led to a population ingress from fleeing Californians and New Yorkers.”

I’m certainly glad that I now live in Texas, which has now opened up 100 percent.

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7 thoughts on “DeSantis Vindicated”

  1. It is great to read articles about “opening up the states” and allowing people to have a choice of how to live. Sadly, what all these do, as far as I am concerned, is continue to add to the “legitimacy” of the fake virus. We need to stop talking about covid deaths and start referring to them as the “whatever killed them” deaths.

    It is great that Florida’s “whatever killed them” death rate is only half of New York’s, but it would have been much better if the “whatever killed them” had been treated properly instead of treating them for covid in the first place. The rate would have been even better. Those that pushed “covidmania” should prosecuted for the mass murderers that they are.

  2. yup
    and as for fauxi n his wear 2 masks bulldust
    some japanese guy did a controlled modelling and found its no better and might be worse!
    meanwhile aus CMO greg hunt myseriously has “an infection” just 2 days after the covid jab….not vax related of course…of course;-))

  3. Age is not the only factor involved here: NY will be much, much colder in winter than Florida so you would expect many, many more winter deaths up there.

    I wouldn’t be comparing northern US states with southern ones: stick to ones closer to home like Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Louisiana and Mississippi.

  4. And since 2020 overall death rates were virtually the same as 2019 and previous years, according to CDC data, there really was no pandemic. But mysteriously deaths from flu vanished. Global warming has cured the flu.

  5. No, DeSantis did not open Florida as quickly as possible, he opened it as fast as he felt politically safe doing so. Opening it as fast as possible would have been:

    “Florida is open, no mask requirement, no social distancing requirements, and local officials and large corporations cannot impose their own mask requirements.”

    Or- no restrictions in the first place.

    Kristi Noem for president 2024.

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