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Fri Jul 23, 2021, 01:09 PM

Doctors blast DeSantis over COVID-19

Source: News 4, Jacksonville FL

Gov. Ron DeSantis has drawn national attention for bucking federal health-care officials over the handling of the novel coronavirus, but a group of Florida physicians said Thursday the governor’s push to reopen the state and block precautions are a main reason for a sharp increase in the number of residents suffering from COVID-19.

Bernard Ashby, a Miami cardiologist and leader of the Florida chapter of the Committee to Protect Health Care, said DeSantis should spend more time talking to people about the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and less time attacking federal infectious-disease expert Anthony Fauci in hopes of scoring political points.

“While hospitals in our state were filling up, DeSantis was shouting about ‘Freedom over Faucism,’” said Ashby who leads the group of 405 Florida physicians. “If DeSantis were as concerned about stopping COVID-19 spread as he was about coming up with these clever jabs about Dr. Fauci, we might not be in this position.”

Ashby said DeSantis has bragged about Florida’s approach to handling the pandemic, but he accused the governor of being reactive and not having a plan to protect residents.

Read more: https://www.news4jax.com/news/florida/2021/07/23/doctors-blast-desantis-over-covid-19/

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 02:26 PM

1. K/R 405 FL physicians know the deal

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Fri Jul 23, 2021, 02:29 PM

2. Link to group.

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Response to Igel (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 02:31 PM

3. Thanks for posting the link, Igel! N/T

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 03:39 PM

4. Gov. Death Sentence won't back down. That's for sure.

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Fri Jul 23, 2021, 04:33 PM

5. He likes to pretend he is a cowboy gunslinger who ain't backin' down from muthin'

And his cheerleading squad swoons.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 05:40 PM

7. And then they drop like flies with Covid.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 05:43 PM

8. Just wait. He'll say he got a personal visit from jesus and now he wants all christians to get

vaccinated (white repuglicon ones.)

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Fri Jul 23, 2021, 05:37 PM

6. NPR All Things Considered interview

with Chad Nielson, a health services director in Jackson, FL.

Nielson said the number of cases there now exceeds the peak of last winter. They are getting younger patients and younger deaths. 95% of the patients are unvaccinated. There is a staffing shortage caused by unvaccinated nurses getting covid. Remaining staff is experiencing deja vu feeling of being overwhelmed and burned out.

He also talked about DeSantis criticizing Fauci for advocating face masks for young children who are ineligible for vaccines. DeSantis said he would not "muzzle" his 3 year old. Nielson said that, as an epidemiologist who is seeing covid infections, he has no problem with putting a mask on his own 4 year old. He wears a mask, too, although he is vaccinated.

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Fri Jul 23, 2021, 07:00 PM

9. One question for DeSantis

How does DeSantis think that this is going to end? All of the tools that we have to fight Covid are defensive: masks, vaccines and social distancing. There is nothing to actually destroy the virus. I want the press to pin DeSantis to the wall.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 07:08 PM

10. Do you think he cares at all? At all? Zero. Same with Rick Scott. Evil assholes. nt

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 07:10 PM

11. put him on cruise ship fully infected with c-19 !!

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 10:29 AM

12. Death Cult DeSantis

And that fuck wants to run for President?? His Covid record was shit a year ago,now look at him.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 11:09 AM

13. "physicians aren't well-informed"

Get your colonoscopy from DeathSantis now!

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Sat Jul 24, 2021, 05:43 PM

14. DeSantan wants to kill Floridians apparently.

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