Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has had enough of the Chinese Wuhan Virus, stating he will never implement another lockdown.
In the spring, Governor DeSantis issued a stay-at-home order which asked Floridians to limit their movement, unless they needed to go to work at an essential business or make a trip to the grocery store or pharmacy. Many shops, boutiques, and hair and nail salons shut down, and restaurants were only allowed to serve take-out. Through planned phases, the state’s economy has gradually been able to ramp back up.
DeSantis seems like a straight shooter, but far too many of these politicians were too worried about what the media would say instead of following common sense precautions.
Governor DeSantis did not confirm when the state would be reopening the bars and nightclubs, or under what conditions, just that his team will “address it and move with it.”
“We will never do any of these lockdowns again,” the governor said. He brought up Peru, claiming the country has been in lockdown with military enforcement since March, adding how its has the highest per capita COVID-19 fatality rate in the world.
Therein lies the problem. The Chinese Wuhan Virus was unpredictable, but eventually even morons like myself knew most Americans were not going to die from it. Protect the elderly and those with comorbidities, and the spread will minimize.
It’s just a shame it took DeSantis so long to realize it.
Before we get started, I want it on the record I like Ron DeSantis and am happy he was elected Florida governor. That said, I have no clue why he’s touting a Bernie Sanders-inspired drug importation policy.
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appears set to sign a bill creating a program to import prescription drugs from Canada after the Republican-backed legislation passed the state Senate.
The bill passed the GOP-controlled Florida House 93-22 on April 11. The Washington Examiner characterized the legislation as a move to lock down “the gray vote.” It passed in the state Senate 27-13 on Monday morning.
Opponents of the bill have called the policy socialist and point out that only one other state, Vermont, has taken steps toward a similar program.
“For starters it is one of [Independent Vermont Sen.] Bernie Sanders’ ideas,” Grover Norquist of conservative group Americans for Tax Reform said April 22. “The rest of the world has damaged their ability to invent new drugs. We invent the drugs. Then they put price controls on them. And some politicians in Florida want to bring those price controls into Florida, a Republican state.”
Prescription drug prices are a war crime, and of course, we should do what we can to get them lowered. Importing medicine from Canada is not the way to go, especially considering their national medical program is a disgrace. Unless, of course, you don’t mind waiting two years for an operation.