Florida’s COVID-19 response has outperformed lockdown states on excess deaths, education, and the economy


According to data released today by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ office, Florida is outperforming lockdown states like California and New York on all metrics. Florida has lower per-capita mortality, higher availability of in-person education, and a lower unemployment rate.

Excess deaths

  • Compared to Florida, 34 states had a higher rate of all-cause mortality from 2019 to 2020, per capita. Higher-than-average increases indicate that states probably had extra deaths resulting from lockdown policies, not just from COVID-19.
  • Compared to Florida, 38 other states rank higher for per-capita COVID-19 mortality among seniors 65 and older.

Florida has fewer pediatric COVID-19 cases while having the highest rate of in-person instruction offered.

  • Schools have been open in Florida, and Florida still has fewer COVID-19 cases among kids when compared to other large states on a per capita basis. (New York is not included because they don’t make pediatric cases publicly available).

From the beginning, Governor DeSantis has emphasized nursing homes and protecting the most vulnerable.

  • California and New York had significantly higher rates for new COVID-19 cases per 1 million compared to Florida.
  • California and New York had significantly higher hospitalizations per 1 million compared to Florida.
  • Governor DeSantis acted early in the pandemic to protect the state’s most vulnerable, and his actions saved lives:
    • Governor DeSantis established 23 COVID-19 dedicated nursing facilities across the state to prevent spread within long-term care facilities, help with hospital decompression, and protect long-term care patients. The Governor also required hospitals to test all individuals discharged to long-term care facilities and required these facilities to transfer COVID-19 positive residents if the facility was not equipped for appropriate care.
    • Governor DeSantis issued an executive order putting Seniors First and prioritizing seniors 65 and older to receive the vaccine. To date, 40% of Florida’s nearly 4.5 million senior population have received a vaccine.
    • Governor DeSantis deployed Florida National Guard and Florida Department of Health Strike Teams to nursing homes and assisted living facilities for testing throughout the pandemic, and now for vaccine distribution.
    • Governor DeSantis launched a pilot program for homebound seniors, including Holocaust survivors, WWII and Korean War veterans, and anti-communist Bay of Pigs veterans, to prioritize and protect our Greatest Generation.

Florida’s economic recovery is leading the nation.

  • Florida leads the nation’s most populous states in unemployment rate for December 2020, and Florida was well below the national average.
  • Home sales in Florida continued to increase during the height of the pandemic as Americans fled lockdown states.
  • U-Haul migration data shows that Florida ranks 3rd in the nation for one-way rental moving vans. California ranks 50th (at the bottom), and New York ranks 42nd.
  • Shhhhh… can’t say that out loud. The cancel police are sure to take offense to someone telling more “real truths.”

    They are incapable of believing or understanding the “real science” they insist we follow because of the brainwashing they have voluntarily accepted for themselves.

    Thanks again!

    • Correctamundo! And why? Because people are like heard
      animals going to the slaughter…logically where the term
      “sheeple” came from…Easily brainwashed by propaganda
      and psy-ops….It seems some people are easier inducted
      into cults because the way their brains operate and
      how they think. What we have is a global heard of lunatics
      who have been brainwashed…They operate more on emotion instead of science, reason, and facts. There’s
      really nothing you can do to get them to snap out of
      their psychosis & delusion. Its a left brain, right brain
      thing…an “alpha”, “beta” thing…it’s how people relate
      to the universe with religion and how people are controlled
      by governments…it’s how people get “mind controlled”
      by fanatics using trigger words. The forces that be are
      trying to influence minds using climate change and the environment and when that wasn’t going fast enough, they pulled
      the “invisible enemy” virus plan…you may have started
      seeing the terminology “covidian cult” as it refers to those
      who have been brainwashed to wear facial masks, quarantine, social distance, & give up their god given or
      natural rights, or to take a vaccine that may alter their immune system in a negative way. Hitler & Goebels used these psychological
      techniques in WW2…The “big lie”…Tell a big lie often enough and people start thinking it’s the truth until they figure out that it’s not. The MSM is constantly bombarding
      us with propaganda about testing, and people dying, &
      vaccines…Ultimately, you are responsible for your own
      health & safety. You may have heard of terminology such
      as “global reset”, new world order, one world government…
      what’s it all about? Control. Public school system is
      brainwashing the children. For most people, the decision
      to be made is between freedom and happiness…In order
      for me to be happy, I must be free.

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