Joe Biden threatened on Thursday, March 11, that if circumstances change, tyrannical CCP Virus (COVID) lockdowns could be needed once more.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 12, 2021
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called the new round of lockdowns “insane” and completely “unacceptable.”
He also promised that Florida will not be shut down again.
DeSantis has rejected President Joe Biden’s warning that a new round of CCP Virus restrictions could be on the horizon if efforts to contain the virus fail, calling the prospect “insane,” according to Newsweek.
DeSantis said during the press conference that Biden said that they would have to implement more lockdown-style measures in the future.
“I can tell ya, that ain’t happening in Florida. We are not going to let him lock down Florida. I know they talked about restricting travel of Floridians. That’s totally unacceptable, we’ve said that from the beginning,” he added.
“To even contemplate doing any kind of lockdown, honestly it’s insane, so that’s not going to happen in the state of Florida,” he continued.
He also said that the fact that people have been able to work here is something they appreciate. … So we’ll keep doing what we’re doing, but under no conditions can we consider doing anything else.
On March 3, The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board member Allysia Finley wrote an op-ed demonstrating how Ron DeSantis’s policies have been vindicated.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was vilified for rejecting harsh lockdowns. But Florida’s Covid-19 numbers are better than California’s or New York’s, and its economy thrives, writes @AllysiaFinley https://t.co/qGcQ3cHqja via @WSJ
— Jeffrey A Tucker (@jeffreyatucker) March 6, 2021
A year after the virus hit the United States, Cuomo’s luster has faded, and DeSantis can claim vindication. The Sunshine State appears to have weathered the pandemic better than others like New York and California, which stayed locked down harder and longer, according to The Wall Street Journal.
There are even more numbers in DeSantis’s favor.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis said that Florida’s economy shrank 3.7% in the third quarter of 2020 compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. California’s economy shrank by 4.9% over that time span, while New York’s shrank by 8%.
Florida’s per capita company formation was two times higher than California’s and 75% higher than New York’s between April 2020 and January 2021, according to the Census Bureau.