The Science, the Economics, and Basic Reason Are All on Gov. DeSantis’s Side

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Facts are stubborn things—especially for the news media, who find themselves foaming at the mouth whenever they get a chance to pursue the most absurd, clickbait-type leads that paint Florida and its Gov. Ron DeSantis in a poor light.

First, they criticized him for not locking down immediately during the epidemic, despite lockdown states having no greater success at controlling COVID-19—just greater success at destroying small businesses and bankrupting state programs.

Then, they criticized him for lifting all restrictions, choosing instead to focus resources and attention on protecting the most vulnerable (the nerve, honestly).