Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ‘will have blood on his hands’ after deciding to reopen several beaches, restaurants and retailers amid the coronavirus pandemic that is likely to peak in Florida sometime mid-May, Your Content has learned.
Those are the explosive claims made by outraged Floridians, calling the Republican’s decision to reopen non-essential businesses without providing much guidance and regulation will go down as the ‘deadliest action since the 1918 Spanish flu.’
“Coward!” said Don Staley of Miami. “I vote and I promise I will campaign for anyone that runs against you in the next election if I’m alive and I’m in the community!”
According to the Tampa Bay Times, restaurants, state parks and stores re-opened in most of Florida Monday for the first time in weeks. Businesses once deemed “nonessential” will welcome back workers. The article noted hospitals will perform surgeries put on hold since March.
“You are going to have blood on your hands. I live in Sarasota & the positive coronavirus tests & deaths are SPIKING!” said Margie Mastro, 68. “The beaches are open & on Monday, the restaurants. Pathetic.. look at the stats. I’m 68, stressed and anxious. Big mistake.”
Jaclyn Barnes of Tampa added: “The White House blocks Dr. Fauci from testifying — we all know why! DeSantis only does what Trump wants, he is a puppet. It will get worse nationwide, blame Desantis for Florida’s deaths! He has blood in his hands.”
Residents also scolded DeSantis for ‘hiding’ COVID-19 numbers from the general public.
“What the hell Gov. DeSantis hiding public statistics from his constituents Re: COVID19?” a local previously said. “What do you have to hide Ron? How much worse is it than you are letting on?? The blood of your constituents is on your hands.”
What’s more, a visit to CVS Monday morning left a Floridian outraged after nearly an out-of-towner was caught coughing up a storm throughout the store!
“I went too CVS in Brickell this morning,” said Jaiden of Biscayne Bay nearby Miami.
“I heard a lady coughing, (Haitian lady) with her boyfriend wasn’t wearing a mask this should be illegal! She passed by the cereal area and coughing with no face mask.”
While criticizing Gov. DeSantis, the terrified Floridian noted the experience made her want to vomit.
“I officially had a nervous breakdown when my mortgage company called me this morning,” Sherry Haper of Tampa said. “Gov. DeSantis and Florida’s Dept. of Economic Opportunity have done me in. No money to pay them and bye bye to my good credit too. Never mind the empty fridge and hungry family.”
Over 10,000 people are calling for the frantic governor to resign as of Monday, according to a twitter analysis.
“You should resign today. Your poor handling of the unemployment claims for this state are disgraceful. People have been waiting months for their unemployment. When you call you are on hold for three hours to be told sorry we don’t know what’s going on,” Katherine, a Florida-based mortgage broker wrote. “Resign now.”
“You forgot to mention 40% of people got automatically denied unemployment benefits with no explanation and website was inaccessible and still is for days,” said James Ford.
“Governor DeSantis should resign because of this, previous governor Rick Scott spent $77M to fix it – what a mess!”
“People are suffering day in and day out; and Gov. DeSantis is supposed to lead by example?” said James Brown of Tampa, adding: “Wow. What an example — you’re a terrible example of leadership. Resign.”
Beth Shepard, a staunch Republican and Trump-supporter, criticized the decision to prematurely re-open sections of the state.
“Gov. DeSantis opening up the beaches in Sarasota County on Monday is a huge mistake,” Beth Shepard wrote. “Be prepared for a tsunami of sick people somewhere around May 15. Stupidity reigns in Florida.”
“DeSantis should know he’s facing a formidable army, and if he puts up opposition to the taxpayer’s plans, he can expect it to be used against him. It appears as though he suffers from huge emotional conflicts, trauma and confusion – that would manifest itself in emotional outbursts and at times out-of-control behavior.”
But controversial constitutional rights attorney Norm Pattis says the situation is being handled just fine.
“As a certified member of the elderly class, I’m taking special precautions. I don’t expect the country to shut down because I might die someday. Good for DeSantis,” Pattis told Your Content.
“The human race survived plagues for thousands of years. We will get through this. The idea that this pandemic should become a general strike for the benefit of the vulnerable is taking pathos a little too far.”
Police removed ‘closed’ signs from barricades at 7 a.m. to the cheers of the 50 or so people waiting. Clearwater police had a large presence patrolling the beach and are urging people to socially distance.
Cafes along the beach also reopened with eateries allowed to resume dine-in services if they have outdoor seating and can ensure appropriate social distancing.
DeSantis had drawn criticism for waiting until April 2 to clamp down on commerce – after most other states had already done so – in part because of Florida’s high proportion of elderly residents – more than a fifth are age 65 and over – who are especially vulnerable to the virus, according to the MailOnline.
The state does not appear to have met all the White House’s guidelines for reopening, which include 14 days of declining cases and contact tracers to track infections.
“Literally 27 days since Governor Ron DeSantis’ last mention of FLDEO unemployment hoax! His Florida constituents are hungry & suffering and he refuses to address this disaster any longer!” said little-league coach and father Larry of Tampa.
“That’s not a winner Ron! That’s a coward! And to think I voted for you!”
One resident wasn’t as welcoming to DeSantis, writing: “Hey jackass, you won’t be able to hide the numbers for long. You & the jackass in the White House will soon be exposed & tourism money will disappear,” said Jamie O’Brien.
“Florida county’s medical examiner begged officials to close beaches, internal emails reveal.”
Dr. Jerry David of Florida chimed in, noting the premature decision to open the beach could become catastrophic in the near future.
“Opening up the beaches? This is nuts and you’ve not even come close to explaining their continued closure. Especially in light of the fact that sunlight and humidity kills this virus in less than 30 seconds.” Dr. David declared.
“Quit treating us like ignorants who don’t know how to sit isolated.”
Others accuse the governor of hiding critical information from the public.
“DeSantis willfully mismanaged Florida’s COVID-19 response, including refusing to quickly close the beaches during spring break in March,” Lori Sirianni of Florida said.
“Florida exported countless cases to Canada; 100s of Canadians went to FL on break.
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