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Monday, May 03, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday signed an executive order to end all local emergency orders relating to COVID-19, effectively halting enforcement of restrictions across the state, the Miami Herald reports.



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Rick Kriseman, the mayor of St. Petersburg, tweeted,

"To be clear, cities like St. Pete, Tampa, Orlando, Miami and Miami Beach, saved Florida and the governor's behind throughout this pandemic. Can you imagine if each city had been led by Ron DeSantis? How many lives would have been lost? What would our economy look like today?"

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2021-05-03 03:49 PM | Reply

Considering his wildly incompetent and dishonest behaviors, actions, and inactions with respect to COVID, DeSantis is going to get immolated politically down the road if he faces voters again.

Want a story that even rubes can understand? Two words: Ocean Reef.

#2 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-05-03 05:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

You may now kiss the Governor.

#3 | Posted by LesWit at 2021-05-04 02:38 AM | Reply

Perhaps the Governor DeSantis still has high hopes that Trump or one of his mini-me clones will unseat President Biden in 2024 and he along with others just like him will be rewarded with a cushy high paying appointment when the Republicans come roaring back.

To them it's a gamble just for the small price of a whole lot of ring kissing.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-05-04 05:30 AM | Reply

Every death here in Florida from COVID19 is now Ron DeSantis's fault. Him and Trump own this pandemic. Both of those scum bags have encouraged Floridians and all Americans to ignore the pandemic, ignore science and ignore the CDC.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2021-05-04 07:02 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Andrew Cuomo, Ron DeSantis Announce Major Rollbacks of Pandemic Restrictions. Two governors defined by their differing approaches to COVID-19 are both moving in the same direction.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-05-04 07:54 AM | Reply

Mission Accomplished!!!

#7 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-05-04 08:29 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

There could be many more Florida condominiums hitting the market in a few months...

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2021-05-04 09:31 AM | Reply

It just poof! went away like magic!

#9 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-05-04 11:54 AM | Reply

"There are more important things than living."

#10 | Posted by e1g1 at 2021-05-04 11:57 AM | Reply

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg

Did you actually READ that article? It makes Desantis seem like a clown in comparison to Cuomo in his approach. Cuomo if opening up capacity on some things and Desantis is taking away business and local government rights. Yet another example of Republicans being pro-captialism until businesses do something they don't like.

#11 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-05-04 12:02 PM | Reply

#11 - good for Reason for doing a good analysis, then. I'm never sure what you're going to get when you read one of their articles.

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2021-05-04 12:41 PM | Reply

#11 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE AT 2021-05-04 12:02 PM | FLAG:

What I took from it was how wacky liberal DeSantis is being and how boringly Conservative Coumo is with it.

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-05-04 02:38 PM | Reply

Cuomo: the rapist who democrats are calling for his resignation. Wait...

#14 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-05-05 06:23 AM | Reply

"Every death here in Florida from COVID19 is now Ron DeSantis's fault."


They could move to California. Then it would be Newsome's fault.

#15 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-05-05 07:35 AM | Reply

#15 - that's not following the logic nor the consequences for bad decisions made by DeSantis. That's not even a rational statement. It's reflexive.

#16 | Posted by YAV at 2021-05-05 09:04 AM | Reply

I know that the communicable disease experts initially said that we would get to herd immunity when around 70% of the population was vaccinated. Now that number is higher, north of 80%, thanks to the variants. What's going to happen is that blue states will get to 70-80 percent and reach herd immunity, but the red states, FL, TX, the cousin lovin' belt won't get there. I know one thing, if I travel for recreation I will be avoiding the red states. It's too bad, I was looking forward to taking my immigrant wife to Orlando someday. She really loves movies, and she had a blast at Disneyland and Universal Studios in LA. I thought she'd find the theme parks in Orlando fun too, but sadly that will have to wait until all the vaccine resistant GQP die of the disease.

#17 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-05-05 01:43 PM | Reply

Gunslinger, you simply need to build a bunker. And stay in it.

if a virus with a ridiculously high survival rate scares don't want to know what the rest of the world has to offer. may not be meant for this world. many of you aren't.

#18 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-05-05 02:33 PM | Reply

"In dramatic shift, California COVID-19 hospitalizations are lowest since pandemic's start"

#19 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-05-05 02:55 PM | Reply

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