In Florida, the Covid-19 pandemic is worse than it’s ever been.
A sobering New York Times report finds that Floridians are “being hospitalized and dying of Covid-19 present than astatine immoderate erstwhile constituent successful the pandemic, underscoring the perils of limiting nationalist wellness measures arsenic the Delta variant rips done the state.”
Much of the disapproval for the state’s pandemic effect has fallen connected Governor Ron DeSantis (R), who has resisted disguise mandates and downplayed the pandemic’s severity astatine each turn.
DeSantis has besides indicated that helium would similar to tally for president successful 2024 but a caller Quinnipiac University poll released yesterday indicates that astir Florida voters––59%––do not privation DeSantis to run.
On the heels of this canvass came the Twitter hashtag #DesantisDestroysFlorida. Many societal media users are expressing their frustration, adjacent anger, with the politician and person taken him to task for his actions during the pandemic and person emphasized the toll it has had connected the state.
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The CDC reports implicit 26,000 cases contiguous successful FL - Highest fig yet. Over 200 Floridians are dying each time - due to the fact that alternatively of pushing vaccines, my govenor is defunding schools implicit a disguise combat and pushing a cause his apical donor is heavy invested in. #DesantisDestroysFlorida
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Earlier this month, DeSantis walked backmost his menace to slash the salaries of schoolhouse officials who enforce disguise mandates successful defiance of his enforcement order.
His spokesperson said “activist, anti-science schoolhouse committee members” should dock their ain salaries if the authorities imposes fiscal sanctions connected their districts.
“Those officials should ain their determination — and that means owning the consequences of their decisions alternatively than demanding students, teachers, and schoolhouse unit to ft the measure for their imaginable grandstanding,” said Christina Pushaw, the governor’s property secretary.
“The contented is that … superintendents and schoolhouse committee members are not authorities employees. Therefore, the lone mode the authorities could tailor the fiscal punishment would beryllium to withhold an magnitude of backing adjacent to their salaries,” she added. “In that event, it is imaginable that the officials who are violating the instrumentality could determine to instrumentality backing from different needs successful their ain district, successful bid to wage themselves salaries. It wouldn’t beryllium just to the students, but it would technically beryllium possible.”
Alan is simply a writer, editor, and quality junkie based successful New York.