The media and Democrats are starting to realize they may owe Florida an apology.
In a report the Times points out that Florida’s coronavirus death rate is no worse than the national average despite having looser restrictions.
The Times points out that despite the states “death rate is no worse than the national average, and better than that of some other states that imposed more restrictions, despite its large numbers of retirees, young partyers and tourists. Caseloads and hospitalizations across most of the state are down. The tens of thousands of people who died were in some ways the result of an unspoken grand bargain — the price paid for keeping as many people as possible employed, educated and, some Floridians would argue, sane.”
Note the little jab, “unspoken grand bargain.” If Florida was doing worse then other states liberals would have been the first ones to scream it from the rooftops. National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke called out the Times jab:
“It cannot simultaneously be true that “the tens of thousands of people who died were in some ways the result of an unspoken grand bargain” and that Florida’s death rate is “no worse than the national average, and better than that of some other states that imposed more restrictions.” If it is true that Florida both refused to lock down harshly and kept as “many people as possible employed, educated and . . . sane” and has a death rate that is “no worse than the national average, and better than that of some other states that imposed more restrictions, despite its large numbers of retirees, young partyers and tourists” — well, then there was neither a meaningful tradeoff nor a “grand bargain,” was there?”
In their report the NYT’s relents that Florida’s decision to keep beaches open made a lot of people mad but now “the decision seems obvious in retrospect, given how much safe people are outside.”
Of course it was the right decision, Florida leaders used real science not “Fauci science.”
Instead of locking down Florida enforced social-distancing guidelines (less restrictive than the CDC’s) and implemented a mask order. Now, American’s are flocking to Florida to at the very least get a bit of a break and their economy is recovering much faster than other states.
The Times pointed out that Florida’s unemployment rate is 5.1%, compared to 9.3% in California, 8.7% in New York, and 6.9% in Texas. Oh, and children have been in classrooms since the fall.
Recently, the Los Angeles Times compared Florida and California’s and the results were mind blowing.
“California imposed myriad restrictions that battered the economy, and have left most public school students learning at home for a year. … Florida adopted a more laissez-faire approach decried by public health experts — allowing indoor restaurant dining, leaving masks optional and getting children back in classrooms sooner.”
“If California had Florida’s death rate, roughly 6,000 more Californians would be dead from COVID-19, and tens of thousands of additional patients likely would have landed in already overburdened hospitals. And if Florida had California’s death rate, roughly 3,000 fewer Floridians would be dead from COVID-19.”
It’s been a long year and it turns out even far-leftists are ready to move on.
Written by March 15, 2021–
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com