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'We're Not Doing Fauci-ism': Ron DeSantis Defends Florida's COVID Response

TrĂ© Goins-Phillips : Apr 21, 2021  Faithwire.com

The Sun-Sentinel reported last week that hospitals across Florida have registered a 46% drop in admissions for COVID-19 patients ages 70 and over since mid-February.

airlift[Faithwire.com] Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is defending his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Sunshine State. (Screengrab image)

During an interview this week with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, DeSantis said his state isn’t reliant on what he called "Fauci-ism," referring to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser.

"It took me a few weeks, March and into April," he explained, "to get enough data to say, ‘OK, you know, we’re not doing Fauci-ism. We’re gonna make sure our state’s open. We’re gonna get the kids back into school. And we’ll just focus our protection on elderly people, who are the ones that are at risk for this.’"

While DeSantis has faced a great deal of blowback from the left for not locking down more, the governor said—in retrospect—he thinks he still went too far with some of his state’s restrictions, several of which he claimed "were ineffective."

He specifically told Carlson he would likely not have forced restaurants and gyms to shutter. And primarily, DeSantis said, he would not have paused elective procedures at hospitals... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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