Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Trump-aligned Republican, was slow to shut his state down to contain the coronavirus and quick to reopen it.
Florida’s coronavirus cases are now skyrocketing and the state is a new national epicenter of the pandemic.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez told Business Insider that he hopes the governor follows his lead in implementing a mandate to wear masks in public places.
And he warned that he’s prepared to shut his city down again if hospitals reach a critical state.
The mayor said the rapidly rising rate of infection among young people is in part due to widespread noncompliance with social distancing orders.
He said Trump’s refusal to wear a mask has “without a doubt” undermined his efforts.
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Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is saying “I told you so” to Florida’s conservative governor.
Back in March, while Suarez was quarantined at home with an asymptomatic case of the coronavirus, he warned that his city could become the next New York, which was then the national epicenter of the pandemic.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was slow to issue a state-wide lockdown, which he finally did on April 1 amid significant pressure. The lockdown only lasted …read more
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