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DeSantis Defends COVID Record, Needling Critics: ‘The Lockdown States Got It Wrong'

Added 02-26-21 11:04:03am EST - “Ron DeSantis was the first elected official to speak at CPAC, which is being held in Orlando, Fla., this year.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “DeSantis Defends COVID Record, Needling Critics: ‘The Lockdown States Got It Wrong’ | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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Florida governor Ron DeSantis defended his state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in a Friday morning speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference.

DeSantis was the first elected official to speak to the conference, which is being held in Orlando, Fla., this year. Since the end of a summer surge in coronavirus cases, the state forbade local officials from shutting down businesses entirely and kept schools open for in-person learning where requested by parents.

"Florida got it right and the lockdown states got it wrong." @GovRonDeSantis on Florida's response to COVID 19. #CPAC2021 #AmericaUnCanceled pic.twitter.com/ANWFWUTWGX

“We are stronger as a state and much happier as a people. . . . Florida has lower per-capita COVID mortality than the national average, and lower than 27 other states,” DeSantis said. “Our unemployment rate is lower than the national average even though tourism isn’t fully back, and our budget is in great shape.”

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