UPDATED 3:55 PM PT – Friday, April 16, 2021
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) admitted the lockdowns, including in his own state, were a huge mistake.
In an exclusive interview with The Epoch Times, DeSantis said everyone wanted to reduce the damage from the virus, but none of the lockdowns worked to slow the spread.
After the initial 30 day lockdown, DeSantis allowed Florida to fully reopen in September. According to reports, Florida is doing the same if not better than states still under lockdown. Reports even say Florida’s economy is booming compared to states like California and New York.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, DeSantis criticized the federal government for horrific messaging on coronavirus safety.
GOV. DESANTIS: “If you get a vaccine… you’re immune and so act immune. If you tell people the opposite… that it’s not going to change anything, then what’s the point of going through it?”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 16, 2021
“So my view is if you get a vaccine, the vaccines are effective, you are immune, and so act immune,” DeSantis stated. “If you tell people the opposite then why if it’s not effective for them and it’s not going to change anything, then what’s the point in going through it.”
DeSantis went on to say states continuing lockdowns are making a destructive blunder.