California And Florida Respond to Covid Much Differently, See Similar Rates
The People's Republic of California and the State of Florida has responded to Covid-19 in drastically different ways, yet they have seen similar case rates and death rates for the disease.
Near the end of the program today, Todd mentioned an article the posted at The Epoch Times this weekend, highlighting the drastic differences in the ways the states of California and Florida responded to Covid-19.
California, under the reign of Governor Gavin Newsom (D), responded with the heavy hand of government, including harsh restrictions on businesses, limits on personal liberties and even bans on singing in church. Even today, as the Epoch Times reports, "masks remain mandated, indoor dining and other activities are significantly limited, and Disneyland remains closed."
Florida, under the leadership of conservative Governor Ron DeSantis, has taken a different approach. The Epoch Times reports that, "Florida has no statewide restrictions. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has prohibited municipalities from fining people who refuse to wear masks. And Disney World has been open since July."
Even with these different approaches, their case rates and death rates are essentially the same.
As we have been arguing for some time now, the battle against Covid-19 has multiple fronts.
One of those fronts is certainly public health - and our government does have an interest in trying to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other communicable diseases.
But to pretend that is only front in the Covid-19 battle is inaccurate or even naive.
What about the economic impact of the disease?
What about the mental health aspects of shutting down massive amounts of human interaction?
What about the threats excessive government restrictions pose to our liberties and constitutional republic?
All of these things matter greatly.
It would seem that, to borrow a phrase thrust upon us frequently by the Radical Left, "science has proven" Governor DeSantis right - and Governor Newsom wrong. Very, very wrong.