DeSantis Liberates Florida, Lifting All Coronavirus Restrictions

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There is no doubt that Ron DeSantis has a larger role in mind within the Republican Party, and the tail-end of the coronavirus pandemic is giving him plenty of opportunity go raise his national image.

The Florida Governor has long pushed back against the possibility of government overreach during the pandemic, often lamenting mask mandates, curfews, and the like.  Certainly, his state’s propensity for tourism revenue would have factored into the decision, but, nonetheless, DeSantis has become a bit of a freedom folk hero in this regard.

On Monday, the Sunshine State leader took another major step toward normalcy in Florida with a sweeping executive order.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order Monday that immediately suspends all outstanding local Covid-19 emergency orders and related public health restrictions.

“The fact is, we are no longer in a state of emergency,” DeSantis said during a news conference. He acknowledged that Florida was still not done with its fight against the coronavirus but reiterated the nation’s decline in Covid-19 cases and deaths.

“I think that’s the evidence-based thing to do,” DeSantis said, adding that asking vaccinated individuals to continue to wear masks would undermine confidence in the coronavirus vaccines.

Individual businesses will still have the power to require masks and social distancing if they choose to do so.

The move comes amid a confusing but optimistic approach to the waning pandemic, in which the CDC and other health experts have not seen eye-to-eye.

 

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Author: Andrew West


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