Total Pageviews

Search This Blog

Friday, August 7, 2020

Screaming into a pillow, Florida, Covid-19 edition

the revelation that Governor DeSantis said on one hand schools could close at the direction of their health departments and on the other told those health departments not to help, I spent more than a few minutes screaming into a pillow. His politicization of health is unacceptable and should be an impeachable offense, but it also should be a jailable one as well.

From the Palm Beach Post,

“It’s not up to the health department to say a yes or a no,” the governor said.
As Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed this summer for schools to reopen, state leaders told school boards they would need Health Department approval if they wanted to keep classrooms closed.
Then they instructed health directors not to give it.
Following a directive from DeSantis’ administration, county health directors across Florida refused to give school boards advice about one of the most wrenching public health decisions in modern history: whether to reopen schools in a worsening pandemic, a Gannett USA TODAY NETWORK review found.
Yesterday he said we should ignore positivity rates despite touting them when they were low.
This is the governor, whose first job should be to keep us safe. He is doing everything, but.
In my hometown, a lady was arrested for assault after she purposely coughed in someone's face.  If anything, what DeSantis has done is worse. He has knowingly chosen to endanger people's lives while conspiring to keep them in the dark. DeSantis has already cost lives, and if he proceeds on this course, he will cost more, and we all know where killers belong.

No comments:

Post a Comment