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Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) pledges no lockdowns even as a new variant of the COVID-19 virus spreads throughout the country.

The Florida governor acknowledged an impact from the pandemic but pushed back against the “hysteria” of the corporate media and argued the key to combatting the virus was early treatment.

“I would say that, if you look at what’s happened in the North in some of these states, they have had record COVID hospitalizations,” he said. “That is being driven by the Delta variant. And so, yes, we are seeing Omicron in Florida and really all throughout the country… At the end of the day in Florida, Floridians know, we will not let anybody lock them down. We will not let anyone take their jobs. We will not let anyone ruin their businesses. And we will not let anyone close their schools.”

“So, people are going to be able to live life,” DeSantis continued. “They’re going to be able to make their own decisions. I cannot believe that something that started with 15 days to slow the spread. Now, almost two years later, you’re seeing lockdowns and closures. There are places, Maria, some of these universities, they force everyone to be vaccinated, they force them to wear masks, and they still locked down because you have these cases going up.” Read more…