Tuesday August 03, 2021

Quote of the Day

“Florida is in the grip of a Covid surge worse than it experienced before the vaccines. More than 10,000 Floridians are hospitalized, around 10 times the number in New York, which has about as many residents; an average of 58 Florida residents are dying each day, compared with six in New York. And the Florida hospital system is under extreme stress.

”There's no mystery about why this has happened. At every stage of the pandemic DeSantis has effectively acted as an ally of the coronavirus, for example by issuing orders blocking businesses from requiring that their patrons show proof of vaccination and schools from requiring masks. More generally, he has helped create a state of mind in which vaccine skepticism flourishes and refusal to take precautions is normalized.“

-- Paul Krugman, ”'Freedom,' Florida and the Delta Variant Disaster," in The New York Times

Posted at 03:40 PM on Tuesday August 03, 2021 in category Quote of the Day  
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