Mark Levin has an extensive interview airing on Sunday night with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, an increasingly popular national leader in the GOP.
At one point, he talks to DeSantis about what measures the state took from the beginning that worked out. DeSantis demonstrates the smart approach he took, going by the actual data not CNN hysteria and Trump-bashing theatrics, that saved lives. The comparison to you know who is obvious.
“Well we looked at the data that we had from other parts of the world as we were getting into March, and we saw that this is a virus that had a disproportionate impact on elderly people. And we’re the second oldest state in the country, so that was something that was obviously very concerning to us,” said DeSantis. “And so we really viewed it as taking action to protect those vulnerable people as best we could.”
Unlike certain other governors.
“And so one of the things we did, I think before any other state, was to protect nursing homes,” he said. “So we prevented people from from visiting for a time, but then I think more importantly, we barred hospitals from discharging sick nursing home residents back into the nursing homes.”
You don’t say. Who would have thought of that?
Levin posted a clip from that interview online on Saturday at Rumble, and below is a portion of that clip.
“As you know other states did the opposite and ordered those patients back,” said DeSantis. Wonder who he means? “We viewed that as something that would be very hazardous, and at the time there was actually a lot of movement to send the nursing home residents back. Because people said ‘oh you’re going to run out of hospital beds, you got to clear the hospitals.’ And I looked at a lot of those models quite frankly, Mark, and I didn’t think they were worth the paper they were printed on. They were based on flawed assumptions, they were not being validated in real time by what we were observing on the ground in Florida.”
“So I said, you know what? If I have to build field hospitals all across the state I will do that, before I send these patients back into nursing homes and endanger all these elderly people,” said the smart governor about his reasonable and well thought out actions. And he said doing these things early and according to the science, they successfully mitigated what could have been much worse.