Florida Gov. DeSantis Says Lockdowns Were a ‘Huge Mistake’

“We had the data. We talked to some of the best scientists in the country,” he said, referring to Martin Kulldorff from Harvard, Jayanta Bhattacharya from Stanford, and Sunetra Gupta from Oxford. “Every Floridian has a right to work. Every business has a right to operate.”

DeSantis versus Doug Ford

“I think if your goal is no cases, then there may never be an end to it, because you’re never gonna have zero COVID,” DeSantis said, adding that a more pragmatic goal would be to aim toward a hospitalization rate indicative of a respiratory virus endemic.

“But I don’t know that they’re willing to accept that reality. I think they’re going to try to have no cases at all, which would basically mean there would never be a full end to these policies, which is scary.”