Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continues to downplay COVID vaccines, while doing everything he can to keep school districts from implementing mask mandates. It’s resulted in a uniquely nightmarish situation in the state.
Mayo Clinic Professor Vincent Rajkumar posted this chart which shows just how out of control COVID is in Florida:
Almost 25% of daily US COVID deaths are in Florida. This wave is striking because it is pretty hard to go above pre-vaccination waves. It's almost double.
Thankfully has not happened in any other state. In fact, very few countries have had this happen either. pic.twitter.com/d8wrIAj2oX
— Vincent Rajkumar (@VincentRK) September 6, 2021
He goes on to explain that Florida’s COVID death rate is now nearly twice what it was before vaccines were available. Lest anyone think this is simply about the Delta variant, Professor Rajkumar points out that this isn’t happening in any other state. This is entirely due to the walking talking disaster known as Ron DeSantis. Vote him out in 2022.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report