DeSantis reflects on anniversary of ’15 days to slow the spread’: ‘we must never let it happen again’

2K96H64 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis talks to the media almost one month after Hurricane Ian landfall in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, U.S., October 26, 2022. REUTERS/Marco Bello

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Governor Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., held a press conference Thursday in Florida to discuss the three-year anniversary of “15 days to slow the spread.”

During the conference, he spoke about the failures of the expert class in response to Covid-19, the need for accountability, and the importance of providing accurate information to the public.

Gov. DeSantis tweeted out that, “Many of our current problems – from high inflation, rising interest rates & skyrocketing debt – stem from the failures of the expert class in the response to COVID. As we reflect on the 3-year anniversary of 15 Days to Slow the Spread, we must never let it happen again.”

During the press conference, DeSantis stressed the need for accountability regarding the origins of Covid-19 and the handling of the pandemic. He stated, “we need to know about the gain of function research, we need to know everything about the lab leak, we need to know about the role of Dr. Fauci and all of this, to make sure that he is held accountable.”

The governor highlighted the importance of bringing accountability to the public health officials who made decisions during the pandemic.

He explained, “we need a full accounting, we need to know everything, to make sure that he is held accountable. And we just need to resolve that we won’t let it happen again.”

DeSantis also criticized public health officials for their lack of transparency and misleading information.

He claimed that the initial 15 days to slow the spread was just a marketing ploy to get people to buy into the lockdowns, stating, “people like Birx and Fauci, they never intended just 15 days, that was just basically marketing to try to get people to buy in initially.”

DeSantis went on to explain that the constant changing of guidelines and recommendations from public health officials only served to confuse and frustrate the public.

He said, “every step of the way, they would always try to do things to condition your behavior or control your behavior.” DeSantis later added, “they wanted you to behave the way they wanted you to behave.”

The governor emphasized that the best policy is to provide accurate information to the public and allow them to make their own decisions.

He said, “give people the information, the best information you have, give it to them, give them the facts, and then let them make the best decisions for themselves and for their families.”

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