How Florida beat New York in the battle against COVID-19 (GUEST: Alex Newman)

Florida is America’s retirement community and yet it is faring much better than New York in the battle against the coronavirus.

Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has not gone as far down the road to tyranny as his Democrat governor colleagues like Gavin Newsom in California or Andrew Cuomo in New York. People are living their lives in Florida, and Florida’s elderly are not being massacred by the disease.

A report in Breitbart notes that Florida has seen one-seventh the number of deaths in seniors' homes that New York has:

At around the time New York’s state health department under Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a directive prohibiting nursing homes from testing recovering coronavirus patients prior to admission, Florida under Gov. Ron DeSantis issued its own executive order strictly regulating incoming patients to protect those facilities from the epidemic.

About a month and a half later, the differences are staggering. The latest tallies show that in Florida 745 residents and staff at long-term care facilities across the state have died from coronavirus although the numbers continue to rise in the state and nationwide. This compared to New York’s 5,300 dead in nursing homes.

How did Florida maintain the civil rights of its citizens while slowing the spread of the Chinese virus?

Joining me tonight to discuss the success of Florida against the coronavirus, how big tech is exploiting the pandemic to censor people, and how the rise of homeschooling may the the silver lining in the lockdown, is Florida-based journalist with the New American, Alex Newman.


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