Ron DeSantis rejected every one of Joe Biden’s COVID mandates.
The Left claimed his pro-freedom policies would result in massive harm to Floridians.
But Ron DeSantis just leveled the Democrats with one brutal truth about COVID lockdowns and mandates.
Ron DeSantis recently held a roundtable event in West Palm Beach that featured his newly-confirmed Surgeon General along with several other doctors who criticized the Biden administration for enforcing unnecessary lockdowns and mandates on Americans.
During the discussions, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Florida’s new Surgeon General, said the Sunshine State followed “sound science” during the pandemic instead of “coercion.”
“Under the leadership of Governor DeSantis, Florida has continued to stay ahead of the federal government by following sound science – not coercion,” Ladapo said.
“Today, we were able to bring doctors from around the world to discuss COVID-19 and the lack of data to support mandates,” Ladapo continued. “Scientific debate takes place in a public forum – it is not hidden in federal bureaucracy,” he continued, adding that “we need to get back to living – not hiding in fear.”
Dr. Ladapo also sent the Left into a frenzy when he announced that Florida would be the first state to “officially recommend against the COVID-19 vaccines for healthy children.”
But despite the Left’s dire warnings about the consequences of DeSantis’ pro-freedom policies, the numbers tell a different story.
As Ron DeSantis pointed out during the roundtable discussion, “Florida is in a better spot than states who used fear-mongering and mandates.”
“Over the past two years, the data has shown us what works and what doesn’t work. It is long past time to stop the COVID Theater,” DeSantis began.
“In Florida, we told the truth, we let the data drive our response, and we let Floridians make decisions for themselves and their children,” DeSantis continued, adding that, “as a result, Florida is in a better spot than states who used fear-mongering and mandates.”
Florida is doing better than Democrat-run states that imposed the strictest lockdowns and mandates.
Ron DeSantis recently announced that Florida led the entire nation in new business creation last year.
“Month after month, the data continues to show that freedom first economic policies create jobs and keep our economy moving,” DeSantis said.
“Our new businesses and workforce growth show that Floridians have the opportunities they need to thrive,” DeSantis continued, adding that “we will continue to lead the nation in economic growth because we value the individual freedoms of Floridians and protect the ability for our citizens to succeed.”
Not only did Florida lead the nation in new business creation, but a record-breaking 117 million people visited Florida in 2021, totaling $17.3 billion in revenue for the hotel industry.
DeSantis is facing his first re-election as Governor in November.
Thanks to his willingness to stand up and fight for the people of Florida during the pandemic, DeSantis is wildly popular with voters and is expected to cruise to victory this fall.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.