GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS of Florida has been heckled at a Miami press conference where he stressed that the coronavirus pandemic was under control, Your Content can reveal.
As Gov. Ron DeSantis began his remarks, an outraged man began to heckle him, yelling, “People are dying, and you are doing nothing!”
The heckler continued: “You are falsifying information, and you are misleading the public.
“More than 4,000 people have died, and you are blaming the protesters, and you are doing nothing! Shame on you!”
On Monday the Florida Department of Health reported the second-highest number of test results received in one day, with 12,624 positive test results and 35 deaths reported to the state in the previous 24 hours.
Nearly half of Florida’s intensive-care units are at least 90 per cent full, and more than one in five are completely full, the Republican mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez, said on Monday.
“Miami is now the epicenter of the pandemic,” said Lilian Abbo, an infectious-disease specialist from the University of Miami Health System.
“What we were seeing in Wuhan six months ago, now we’re there.”
There are now a total of 282,435 Florida cases confirmed, with 4,277 deaths related to COVID-19, the state health department said.
Last week, the state hit a new high death toll, but its daily fatalities remain far lower than the numbers seen in New York when it was the pandemic’s epicenter.
DeSantis said the testing labs were ‘backed up’, with a seven day delay in processing tests. He said they were increasing the capacity for testing.
“I hope that the governor and mayor will come to their senses and work with all of us to act quickly,” said Miami-Dade Democratic Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, whom Gimenez hopes to challenge as the Republican nominee in Florida’s 26th Congressional District.
“At best, we have a hole in our leadership at the state level and at the federal level,” Democratic state Sen. Oscar Braynon said.
“A coordinated effort between federal, state and local leaders would have stopped us from breaking the COVID case record yesterday.”
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