FLORIDA: Concerning COVID-19 Trends

Secondary Source: MiamiHerald.com


WASHINGTON — New research published earlier this month in the American Journal of Public Health argues that Florida is undercounting the number of people who died from COVID-19 by thousands of cases, casting new doubt on claims that Gov. Ron DeSantis navigated the coronavirus pandemic successfully.

Conservatives have celebrated DeSantis for his handling of the pandemic, which has killed more than 30,000 residents of the state. Critics of the combative governor, meanwhile, say that many of those deaths would have been prevented if he had listened more diligently to health experts. DeSantis resisted lockdowns, downplayed masks and has made it increasingly difficult for localities to institute public health measures of their own.

And the state could be on the cusp of a new coronavirus surge.

Florida COVID numbers face new scrutiny


Compare Florida and California.

Note that in California there is a strong movement to recall (remove) the governor of the state. In Florida people are accepting an equivalent, terrible, corrupt COVID-19 administration by the governor.


States with Democratic governors had the highest incidence and death rates from Covid-19 in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, but states with Republican governors surpassed those rates as the crisis dragged on, a study released Tuesday found.

“From March to early June, Republican-led states had lower Covid-19 incidence rates compared with Democratic-led states. On June 3, the association reversed, and Republican-led states had higher incidence,” the study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Medical University of South Carolina showed.

“For death rates, Republican-led states had lower rates early in the pandemic, but higher rates from July 4 through mid-December,” the study found.

States with Republican governors had highest Covid incidence and death rates, study finds

FLORIDA has had mediocre rates recently and there are complaints that all of the vaccines are not being allocated by the state, or are being directed to friends of Governor DeSantis.

FLORIDA: Vaccine Administration–States Compared

WORST STATE: Georgia–15% one shot; 9.2% Full Shots; Doses Used 65%

BEST STATE: New Mexico–28% one shot; 16% Full Shorts; Doses Used 87%

California–20%; 16%; 87%

Florida–19%; 10%; 74%

Texas–18%; 9.3%; 74%

source: New York Times, March 13

Florida Governor DeSantis Selling COVID-19 Vaccinations: DOES NOT DESERVE RESPECT and RE-ELECTION

Former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner made a $250,000 campaign contribution to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis last week after seniors in the uber-wealthy Florida Keys enclave where Rauner owns a home were among the first in the state to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in January.

Ex-Illinois Gov. Rauner gave $250K to DeSantis after his wealthy Florida Keys enclave got early vaccines – Chicago Tribune

Florida Unplanned Vaccinations and Weak Masking Put the State in Danger

All three [COVID-19] variants  — Brazil, South Africa and United Kingdom strains — are circulating in communities across the state. Florida is an anomaly, and health officials are racing for time to vaccinate residents as soon as possible before the variants spread further.

So far, only one other state, Maryland, has the three variants, but Florida has hundreds more cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has been tracking the variants.

The variants are proliferating globally and could wreak havoc on the health care system in the United States, according to federal health officials. That’s because the COVID variants spread more easily than the original coronavirus and may trigger a surge in cases of COVID-19.

In the battle against COVID variants, FL has become a troubling anomaly | Florida Phoenix

DeSantis is pushing ahead to be candidate for Governor of Fl in 2024 as the cost of our health.

The scattershot planning for vaccine distribution through one of his big donors, PUBLIX, has added to the chaos.