Good thing DeSantis got all of his "doing great on Covid" stories written before this.

abcnews.go.com/Health/florida…
These stories from a few months ago have not aged well at all.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised that he's going to run for president on bad Covid policy, they last Republican candidate did too.
A few months ago CA and FL had nearly identical per capita records, then DeSantis declared victory and each day the difference grows a little wider.
Experts without a dog in the hunt dispute the rumors that Florida cooked their numbers, but I can't find anything on the contention that tourists who are infected there aren't counted, which given FL opened up for tourism way before CA, would be interesting to track.
Ultimately, even with this late and avoidable surge, a lot of places did worse than Florida, but I'd think it should be obvious by now whenever the policy toward Covid is driven by political ambition rather than science, humans are sacrificed.

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