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Florida Governor Right, New York Governor Wrong

Jeff Katz
May 18, 2020 - 2:25 pm

While the mainstream media continues to bash Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for his response to the coronavirus, but heaps praise on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), it turns out that DeSantis is actually proving his critics wrong.

Politico reporter Marc Caputo's latest article points out that Florida is not the "post-apocalyptic hellscape" many in the media would have us believe it is. Caputo also calls out the media for its harsh treatment of DeSantis and love of Cuomo. 

From Politico:

Florida just doesn’t look nearly as bad as the national news media and sky-is-falling critics have been predicting for about two months now. But then, the national news media is mostly based in New York and loves to love its Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, about as much as it loves to hate on Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

First, let’s just come out and say it: DeSantis looks more right than those who criticized the Sunshine State’s coronavirus response. According to the latest Florida figures, fewer than 2,000 have died, and around 43,000 have been infected. That’s a fraction of the dire predictions made for Florida when spring breakers swarmed the beaches, and those numbers are dwarfed by similarly sized New York, which has seen 12 times more deaths and nearly eight times more infections. (Check out POLITICO’s coronavirus tracker for more.) More people reportedly died in New York nursing homes than in all of Florida.