Florida Governor Ron DeSantis became a conservative superstar for standing up for freedom during the pandemic.
His biggest critics are beginning to sing a different tune about his bold leadership.
And Ron DeSantis’ jaw hit the floor when the media made this startling pandemic confession.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis faced an onslaught of attacks from the media for resisting the hysteria pushed by Dr. Anthony Fauci and keeping the Sunshine State open.
The media ran constant hit pieces falsely claiming that resisting lockdowns and restrictions were going to cause a human catastrophe in Florida.
The Washington Post was one of the outlets that joined in on the media pile-on against DeSantis for his pandemic leadership.
The paper’s editorial board came clean by admitting that the pandemic lockdowns did vast damage to the country and advised the government to think twice about bringing them back during a future pandemic.
“School closures and business lockdowns imposed massive costs with which the nation is still reckoning. Next time, society needs to be better prepared to make tough public health decisions that realistically factor in these costs,” The Washington Post editorial board wrote.
The editorial acknowledged the recent confession by Fauci’s colleague, former National Institutes of Health head Francis Collins, that public health officials made a “really unfortunate” mistake by not considering the damage the lockdowns would cause.
The Post said that the admission of failure by Collins and other public health officials was an opportunity to learn and do better the next time.
DeSantis received no apology from the left-wing paper after its smear campaign against him for making the correct decisions during the pandemic.
The Florida governor made a bold decision to reopen schools while most states kept them closed during the 2020-21 school year.
Children were at low risk but the Union Bosses running teachers unions in other states put pressure on schools to keep them closed and officials folded.
Students in those states suffered immense learning losses from being forced to use ineffective remote instruction.
The Post admitted that students paid a steep price for losing classroom instruction and that the country could feel the effects for decades to come.
“Stanford University’s Eric Hanushek, for instance, estimated that states’ gross domestic product will be 0.6 to 2.9 percent lower ‘each year for the remainder of the twenty-first century’ because of the educational decline since the start of the pandemic,” The Post editorial board wrote.
The paper added that refusing to account for the “damage” to students’ learning when considering lockdowns in future pandemics is unacceptable.
Quietly, tucked away in the back of the paper on the editorial page, the Washington Post admitted that its cheerleading for lockdowns was a mistake.
The paper made no mention of holding anyone accountable for the extraordinary damage these policies caused.
Ron DeSantis made the courageous decision to keep Florida open in the face of immense criticism from the media, Democrats, and some members of his Republican Party.
Even the media is begrudgingly admitting that he got it right.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.