When asked about these remarks, White House press secretary Jen Psaki shot back: "I would say it's pretty rich coming from Governor DeSantis, given he has been someone who's been advocating, not exactly advocating, for people in his state to get vaccinated, which we know is the way that people can be protected, ways that lives can be saved."
This is an effortlessly provable lie. It takes mere minutes to discover countless instances of DeSantis advocating — "exactly" — for his constituents to get vaccinations, as he did this summer at a press conference in which he announced they "save lives." "I think the most important thing with the data," DeSantis emphasized, "if you are vaccinated — fully vaccinated — the chance of you getting seriously ill or dying from Covid is effectively zero."
Now, it's undoubtedly true that DeSantis hasn't taken a ‘Winter Is Coming’ attitude or supported mandates or shutdowns. And he won't even let Left-wing pundits know his booster status if you can imagine such a thing. Though more than 63 percent of Floridians are wholly vaccinated, which is higher than the national average. Over 90 percent of the elderly are. Unlike other states, however, the everyday lives of Floridians aren't being constantly degraded by useless school shutdowns, mandates, and limitations on movement.
"The Biden Administration promised they were going to send all these at-home tests," DeSantis said. "They said all you had to do is go online and get it, and nothing has happened in a month and a half with doing that."
"We've secured a million at-home tests," he continued. "We're going to be distributing them to nursing homes and long-term care facilities throughout the state of Florida and then to the broader senior communities throughout our population because we view testing as something that should lead to a clinical result."
Some specialists are concerned that 500 million tests would still not be enough amid the surge in cases.
"His promise was he would shut down the virus, and he'd demagogue Donald Trump every day," DeSantis announced. "He blamed Trump for COVID cases and deaths. He didn't blame China, which is really where the blame belongs."