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Florida Gov. DeSantis suspends all remaining Covid restrictions: 'We are no longer in a state of emergency'


-Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order on Monday that immediately suspends the state's remaining Covid-19 public health restrictions.

-"I think that's the evidence-based thing to do," DeSantis said at a Monday news conference.

-Private businesses can still require masks and enforce social distancing and other protective measures.

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by Anonymousreply 85Last Saturday at 8:39 PM

Yay! More dead dumb Floridians!

Bye, assholes.

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by Anonymousreply 105/03/2021

Florida Man

Florida Man

Doin' the things a Florida can

by Anonymousreply 205/03/2021

We are getting there, but of course the fucker wants to rush it. Florida is still only at 42% with one shot. You'd want the vaccine percentage higher before you do this.

by Anonymousreply 305/03/2021

I can't believe there are people who are pushing for his asshole to run for President. Even one who posts here.

by Anonymousreply 405/03/2021

Let’s see how this goes.

by Anonymousreply 505/03/2021


by Anonymousreply 605/03/2021


We still need to hold out just a bit longer

by Anonymousreply 705/03/2021

They’ve been manipulating the numbers.

by Anonymousreply 805/03/2021

Our local municipality cancelled all mask mandates just as our numbers were going up, this is probably happening all over the country and we're going to have another wave of illness, it's so damn frustrating.

by Anonymousreply 905/03/2021

r8 -- yes, FL is not reporting accurate #s.

by Anonymousreply 1005/03/2021

I’m excited about this!

by Anonymousreply 1105/03/2021

I'm convinced they are actively trying to sabotage the Biden administration as a favor to their former dear leader, even if it comes at the expense of public health.

by Anonymousreply 1205/03/2021

R12 As Machiavellian as that sounds, I would not be in the least surprised.

by Anonymousreply 1305/03/2021

One of my favorite songs about Florida. Should be the state song.

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by Anonymousreply 1405/03/2021

R14 The band’s name is certainly apropos!

by Anonymousreply 1505/03/2021

R12 that makes me sick and it’s probably true. They won’t succeed, though.

by Anonymousreply 1605/03/2021

When is this little porker going to die of stupid? His state is loaded with it

by Anonymousreply 1705/03/2021

This will end in many, many lawsuits.

by Anonymousreply 1805/03/2021

People are sick of it. I'm sick of it. I've had my shots and anyone who wants it can get the vaccine where I live.

It's a smart political move.

by Anonymousreply 1905/03/2021

This guy is going to be president in 2024 or 2028 unless democrats organize and get rid of him in 2022. He’s a huge danger and we ignore him at our peril. The guy is a really good politician and is really popular in Florida. Be afraid.

by Anonymousreply 2005/03/2021

r20 -- DeSantis is a very dangerous man.

by Anonymousreply 2105/03/2021

I'm hoping he's involved in the Matt Gaetz scandal. I'm betting he is

by Anonymousreply 2205/03/2021

R22 I doubt it. He’s too smart to get involved in stuff like that.

by Anonymousreply 2305/03/2021

Yeah, he is the kind of belligerent piece of shit that appeals to many American pieces of shit (i.e. The Republicans). Even though he looks like a cro-magnon fresh from the cave, he's got a BA from Yale and a JD from Harvard. He's smarter than he looks and thus he's extremely dangerous.

by Anonymousreply 2405/03/2021

Those of you who confidently state that Florida has been dishonest with its numbers: do you have hard evidence of this? Because if not, you're just as bad as those that confidently state the election was stolen.

by Anonymousreply 2505/03/2021

R25 Did you forget or even know about Rebekah Jones?

[quote] On May 5th, Jones was fired from her position at the Florida Department of Health.[14] She claimed that the state pressured her to strategically align COVID-19 case data with Florida's goal to reopen the state, and launched an independent COVID-19 data dashboard for the state of Florida in response.[5] Jones did not challenge the state's data on cases, deaths, hospitalizations, or testing, and she used data from the state in her own dashboard.[15] Her initial allegations amounted to disagreements about the method by which the state computed test positivity rates, which had been previously announced on April 24th, as well as a state policy on reopening of rural counties which was permitted under federal guidelines.[16]

[quote]Her dashboard also differed from the state in how it presented tests: her dashboard counted the number of people tested, while the state counted the number of tests administered. Jones also alleged that the state ordered her to delete positive test results from January 2020. A spokesperson for the Department of Health responded that the dates Jones referred to were "event dates" which corresponded to dates when individuals may have come into contact with the virus, rather than dates when they tested positive. The spokesperson also criticized Jones' COVID-19 dashboard for including antibody tests for counting virus tests with antibody tests and for counting non-resident deaths.[15]

[quote]Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has denied the allegations, saying that she has provided no evidence.[17] The governor claimed that she was dismissed for making unilateral decisions about the dashboard without consulting others on the team.[18]

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by Anonymousreply 2605/03/2021

Back in January:

[quote] Jones announced on social media Saturday that she planned to turn herself in: “To protect my family from continued police violence, and to show that I'm ready to fight whatever they throw at me, I'm turning myself into police in Florida Sunday night."

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by Anonymousreply 2705/03/2021

At what percentage should we lift the mask mandate. This is Whitmer's plan in Michigan.


[quote] ● Two weeks after 55% of Michiganders (4,453,304 residents) over 16 get one dose, in-person work will be allowed in all business sectors.

[quote] ● Two weeks after 60% of Michiganders (4,858,150 residents) over 16 get at least one dose, indoor capacity at sports stadiums will increase to 25%; indoor capacity at conference centers, banquet halls and funeral homes will increase to 25%; gym capacity will increase to 50%; and bars and restaurants will no longer be required to close early.

[quote] ● Two weeks after 65% of Michiganders (5,262,996 residents) over 16 get at least one dose, all indoor capacity limits will be lifted, but social distancing between parties will be maintained. Limits on residential social gatherings will also be relaxed.

[quote] ● Two weeks after 70% of Michiganders (5,667,842 residents) over 16 get at least one dose, the gathers and facemask order will be lifted and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services “will no longer employ broad mitigation measures unless unanticipated circumstances arise, such as the spread of vaccine-resistant variants.”

I could argue the details but I think proposing a plan like this will encourage more people to get vaccinated. However,I've spoken to liberals who think that masks should be worn even after over 80% of people get vaccinated, which doesn't even factor in the people who have natural immunity. In other words, I think there are a certain contingent of people who want masks indefinitely.

by Anonymousreply 2805/03/2021


[bold] Report: Florida May Have Undercounted Its COVID-19 Deaths by Thousands[/bold]

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by Anonymousreply 2905/03/2021

From last December:

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by Anonymousreply 3005/03/2021

I know my prayers won't be answered but I hope he gets COVID

by Anonymousreply 3105/03/2021

So please, let’s not in any way play devil’s advocate for this neanderthal looking motherfucker.

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by Anonymousreply 3205/03/2021

Look-I live in Florida and I can say, without a doubt that

by Anonymousreply 3305/03/2021

[quote] In other words, I think there are a certain contingent of people who want masks indefinitely.

There are people who are so attached to the issue that they can't face a time when things will be normal.

by Anonymousreply 3405/03/2021

Just as the Indian variant is out of control and it’s known that an out-of-control variant can lead to more variants, some of which could be resistant to the current vaccines. It’s a big unknown at this point, but I guess you do you, Florida? Lol

by Anonymousreply 3505/03/2021

Jesus Christ, you could show a movie on his suit jacket. Now I don’t feel so bad about my pandemic ten pounds

by Anonymousreply 3605/03/2021

I’m trying to figure out his height. He looks about 5’6”, but photos are confusing.

by Anonymousreply 3705/03/2021

This guy is going to be the next POTUS.

by Anonymousreply 3805/03/2021

R28 that sounds like a good overall plan and I agree about the motivation. Plus, it’s getting too hot to wear them already (in the winter it’s like wearing another scarf, who even cares), it’s gonna happen soon enough everywhere, it’s inevitable. I’m predicting by July 4th.

by Anonymousreply 3905/03/2021

Obviously I want him proven wrong, but I have friends in Fort Lauderdale and Miami whom I don’t want to get sick.

But what if he’s right by some stroke of luck. Good god.

by Anonymousreply 4005/03/2021

At this point, I just hope all the anti vaxxers die.

by Anonymousreply 4105/03/2021

Good job De Santis.

And others are following his lead.

Starting on May 19th.

(NYTimes) "New York and its neighbors New Jersey and Connecticut announced on Monday that they were lifting almost all their pandemic restrictions, paving the way for a return to fuller offices and restaurants, a more vibrant nightlife and a richer array of cultural and religious gatherings for the first time in a year."

by Anonymousreply 4205/03/2021

NY, NJ & CT are not following De Santis' lead.

They're following the science.

by Anonymousreply 4305/03/2021

How does he stand that thickly-cut hairstyle in hot, humid Floriduh?

by Anonymousreply 4405/03/2021

R43 I know exactly. Why are so many all or nothing around here (I guess it’s reflective of our country, but still).

The mask mandate will be lifted too - later, but it’s inevitable. I’m guessing before July.

by Anonymousreply 4505/03/2021

R43 How is opening NYC on May 19th following the science, but opening Miami now is not?

What scientific difference does the 2 weeks make?

by Anonymousreply 4605/03/2021

[quote] The mask mandate will be lifted too - later, but it’s inevitable. I’m guessing before July.

September is my bet

by Anonymousreply 4705/03/2021

this fucking piece of shit also signed a law BANNING vaccine passports and the ability for businesses/schools to require vaccination from covid

by Anonymousreply 4805/03/2021

R32 It is NY that has the most excess (underreported) death of all the states.

by Anonymousreply 4905/03/2021

He looks to be about as wide as he is tall.

by Anonymousreply 5005/03/2021

Florida has one of the highest Covid rates in the country right now....

by Anonymousreply 5105/03/2021

R48, you know damn well those would never stand up in court.

by Anonymousreply 5205/03/2021

He fired the woman who reported the correct data (Rebekah Jones) and later had her arrested and her home searched.

Isn't that enough proof for you, R25?

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by Anonymousreply 5305/03/2021

R52 they shouldn't but what happens if right wing judges argue that it's a religious right to not get vaccinated? You know how much of a nutter those Coney Barrett, Thomas and Alito types are

by Anonymousreply 5405/03/2021

The government cannot force anyone to take an experimental drug.

by Anonymousreply 5505/03/2021

Why are so many "conservatives" fat?

by Anonymousreply 5605/03/2021

R46 because NY rates are way wayyy down and they’re doing the reopening methodically - and they still haven’t lifted the mask mandates.

But you knew that.

by Anonymousreply 5705/03/2021

[quote]and they still haven’t lifted the mask mandates.

May 19th "New York and its neighbors New Jersey and Connecticut announced on Monday that they were lifting almost all their pandemic restrictions... "

You seem to have a reading comprehension problem.

But we knew that.

by Anonymousreply 5805/03/2021

Also re: Florida:

"Private businesses can still require masks and enforce social distancing and other protective measures."

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by Anonymousreply 6005/03/2021


"All CT Business Restrictions to Be Phased Out By May 19: Governor"

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by Anonymousreply 6105/03/2021

R58 capacity restrictions. Not mask restrictions. That’s not gonna happen until there are vax passes. So yeah.

by Anonymousreply 6205/03/2021

R6” You said you were for raising the minimum wage and Medicare for All…

You think he will get either done?

by Anonymousreply 6305/03/2021

R63 is meant for R60

by Anonymousreply 6405/03/2021

[quote]capacity restrictions. Not mask restrictions. That’s not gonna happen until there are vax passes. So yeah.

So restaurants can be packed with people. No restrictions on the number of people at a table.

You do realize that we eat without masks don't you?

by Anonymousreply 6505/03/2021

[quote] You do realize that we eat without masks don't you?

"Conscientious" (pessimistic, terrified) diners will largely keep masks on, lowering them quickly for furtive food and drink intake.

by Anonymousreply 6605/03/2021

If folks would get the vaccine , then this pandemic can end, but I fear with vaccine hesitancy will be never ending .

by Anonymousreply 6705/03/2021

It is a recipe for disaster but I guess who cares anymore. If you're willing to get permanent organ damage for drinking inside a bar, go for it. Hope it is worth it.

by Anonymousreply 6805/03/2021

While I’m vaccinated and ready to go, I’m still wearing a mask. The people who don’t wear a mask indoors and don’t want the vaccine will either face Darwinian consequences or economic consequences when their job requires it or they’ll have to move along. No office is going to risk taking back those folks.

by Anonymousreply 6905/03/2021

R58 doesn't understand the word "almost" so I'm not sure why anyone is even bothering with him.

by Anonymousreply 7005/03/2021

Wow, everything opening up just as the India variant has arrived. What could go wrong?

by Anonymousreply 7105/03/2021

[quote] "We are no longer in a state of emergency"

Florida is in a perpetual state of emergency, because it's Florida. But ESPECIALLY so, since January 8, 2019.

by Anonymousreply 7205/03/2021

Death is coming to your little town, sheriff…

by Anonymousreply 7305/03/2021

Florida 7 day average as of May3rd:

4800 positive cases a day and an average of 60 deaths daily.

by Anonymousreply 7405/03/2021

And, Florida's positivty rate is 6.11% and climbing.

by Anonymousreply 7505/04/2021

He's using the Trump tactic: if you repeat something often enough, stupid people will believe it.

by Anonymousreply 76Last Saturday at 12:05 AM

Or, in the case of MAGAts, if you say something stupid once, stupid people will believe it.

by Anonymousreply 77Last Saturday at 9:04 AM

Trump says DeSantis is 100% pure muscle and very strong.

by Anonymousreply 78Last Saturday at 9:18 AM

And he knows this how...?

by Anonymousreply 79Last Saturday at 10:40 AM

And here we are today.

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by Anonymousreply 80Last Saturday at 2:30 PM

[quote]He looks to be about as wide as he is tall.

Lol, I had a childhood friend who as an adult had De Santis' build. My Mom started calling him "Mr. Five by Five." Which convulsed the hell out of me because she was such a straitlaced, protocoligorically correct type.

But she was just remembering that song from her teen years:

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by Anonymousreply 81Last Saturday at 4:15 PM

Hmmmm, somebody with continuing big political aspirations wants to keep on getting elected in our country's most southeastern state version of New Hampshire but with palm trees.. ;)

by Anonymousreply 82Last Saturday at 5:50 PM

This all reminds me of "Jaws" when the lead character was pressured by the powers-that-be not to ruin tourist season with his silly shark talk.

by Anonymousreply 83Last Saturday at 7:03 PM

Ending restrictions in this country is long overdue. With the lowest positivity rate in the country, it's a complete joke CA still has restrictions of any kind in place. Newsom could learn a thing or two from DeSantis.

by Anonymousreply 84Last Saturday at 8:37 PM

Florida 3,977 new cases yesterday. 66 known dead.

Not the time to lift restrictions.

by Anonymousreply 85Last Saturday at 8:39 PM
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