DeSantis WINS again with common sense argument on Covid numbers

by Summer Lane

In yet another display of the common sense that has won him the support of Floridians and conservative America, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis decried the lack of logic when it comes to inflated case numbers for Covid cases in the United States.

“Think about it,” he said during a Friday press conference. “Before Covid, did anyone go out and seek testing to determine if they were sick?”

In October, Florida had the lowest number of coronavirus cases per capita in the country, an astonishing achievement widely attributed to Gov. DeSantis’ strong, common sense policies like keeping the economy and schools open and fighting hard against vaccine and mask mandates, which seem to only prolong the Covid pandemic rather than halt it.

Gov. DeSantis’ remarks on coronavirus testing and numbers in the U.S. today

On Jan. 5, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 705,264 new cases, which doubled the January 2021 peak. However, as Gov. DeSantis pointed out, Americans are also receiving regular Covid tests, a phenomenon that has never been seen before in the United States.

Additionally, in December 2021, the CDC withdrew its support of using the widely prescribed Covid-19 Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel test, admitting that the test could not accurately differentiate between the coronavirus and the flu if the person being tested only had the flu alone.

This, of course, brings into question the accuracy and validity of many of the reported cases of Covid that have plagued the nation since early 2020.

Gov. DeSantis continued in his statement, “This is kind of a new thing where they’ve been saying, just go out and test all the time. And again, you’re free to do it, but I think the DOH [Department of Health] guidance is that [testing] is unlikely to yield very much clinical value for you.”

The governor also called Covid testing, “Essentially a lockdown by stealth.” He elaborated, “If you test positive but you’re not sick or [don’t] have symptoms, you have to isolate…The tests can’t tell you if you’re even infectious or not.”

Florida, under the leadership of Gov. DeSantis, has remained committed to protecting the health of Floridians while maintaining freedom of medical choice, promising not to inflict “Faucism” on the state out of fear of new strains of the coronavirus being reported in the United States.

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