Florida is now outperforming every state in the contiguous United States in terms of new COVID-19 cases per capita. And they did it all without a Vax Pass system, widespread business closures, mask mandates, and/or draconian lockdowns.
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Well it’s official, Florida currently has the LOWEST per capita COVID cases among the contiguous 48 states.— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) October 18, 2021
Looking forward to the next batch of DeSantis media coverage that’s sure to be coming soon…https://t.co/xBFQSLJKdz pic.twitter.com/ZzrIDDU6ct
Outside of Hawaii and select outlying U.S. territories, Florida has the lowest COVID case rate in America.
And it all happened under the leadership of a man who the corporate media and ruling class have taken to labeling “DeathSantis” for his refusal to implement draconian COVID policies, such as mandatory masks, pharmaceutical injection mandates, business closures, and the like.
A decent human being would understand this data as a cause for celebration, especially for all of the corporate press reporters and pundits who expressed “deep concern” for Florida when its COVID numbers went up earlier this year in tandem with its annual respiratory season. Yet somehow, I am struggling to find these once “very concerned” reporters updating us on the status of Florida.
I’ve found nothing from the Miami Herald. Nothing from the Orlando Sentinel. Nothing from the Palm Beach Post. Nothing from the Tampa Bay Times. For some reason, they only seem to want to report the COVID numbers during Florida’s respiratory season, and they always seem to forget to report the data when it support the governor’s policies. It’s almost as if there is an ulterior motive, or an agenda in play, or something!
The same people who lied to you about “horse dewormer” also pretended all summer that Florida was having a COVID wave because of Ron DeSantis, which is weird because now Florida has the *lowest case rate* in the lower 48. Almost like seasons play a big role. pic.twitter.com/79X0Vi7OwK— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) October 18, 2021
Far from reporting on the decline in cases while Florida remains open and free, the corporate press in the state has now pivoted to entertaining Blue Anon conspiracy theories about DeSantis and his staff. They claim, without evidence, that there is a massive conspiracy to manipulate the data. Others have decided to offer support for the hopeless candidates for governor that will attempt to unseat DeSantis in 2022.
Why did the number of people dying of COVID in Florida counties go missing this summer?https://t.co/eEYXTUGgl3— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) October 17, 2021
The news cycle is a carbon copy of how the press and pundit class reacted last year when Florida was outperforming the nation and the super restrictive northeast was witnessing another series of COVID season outbreaks. DeSantis was not right, you see. He was “hIDINg tHE NumBERs!”
Reminder: @MiamiHerald activists know exactly what they’re doing when they produce disinfo narratives. This is “circular reporting.”— Christina Pushaw (@ChristinaPushaw) September 2, 2021
And they are lying to you.
A year ago, they used Rebekah Jones’ “whistleblower” conspiracy to lie to you about the same thing. #CircleBack pic.twitter.com/6fSUT176aV
Florida has very much been open since April of 2020, and now, it is outperforming the rest of the nation. According to the “follow the science” crowd, which claims that they can completely control the spread of a virus, and that there is no such thing as an annual respiratory illness season, the only logical conclusion here is that Florida’s COVID policies are superior to those implemented by any other state.
Let me get this straight. You can’t walk into a restaurant in New York City without a vaccine card, Florida is wide open with almost zero restrictions … Yet, Covid cases in New York are now trending almost double over Florida’s. And NY’s Delta wave may be just getting started.— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) October 18, 2021
According to the logic of the Faucian Temple of Government Science, the data demonstrating Florida’s superiority means every other state in the nation must at once follow Florida’s example and remove all restrictions purportedly implemented in order to “stop the spread.” All Vax Passes must be thrown out. All mandates must be extinguished immediately in the name of The Science.
Florida is currently “stopping the spread” better than the rest of the nation. No more masks, no more closures, no more lockdowns, and no more restrictions whatsoever. Failing to follow Florida means that you’re a certified Science Denier. The Branch Covidians of the Kingdom of Government Science mustn’t depart from their faith. Don’t be a Science Denier. Embrace freedom, and as the self-proclaimed human embodiment of science itself, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is known to say, “your numbers will come down.”
Adapted from the author’s substack