On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was asked about plans to pause in-person schools amid the new delta variant.
He responded with assurance that he plans on leaving the choice of in-person vs virtual schooling to parents and busted the myth spread by the Biden Whitehouse that in Florida, parents don’t have the choice of whether their kids should attend in-person schools or not.
He also pointed out that there is no actual data that shows healthy kids being at risk with the virus and the impacts of keeping kids away from in-person learning.
The governor also shared data from the previous school year and how the Florida economy is doing better than other states that have mandated lockdowns and masks regardless of people’s vaccination status.
He later shared vaccination data and Florida choosing to vaccinate seniors first despite the CDC guidelines recommending otherwise and how seniors are the most at risk and as of right now, around 91% of seniors are vaccinated in Florida according to the CDC.
Governor Desantis is firm on his decision to allow in-person schools in Florida unlike many other states with leadership from both sides.
Florida is also one of the only few states to not mandate masks and vaccines and other CDC guidelines despite being attacked by many media publications and democrat leadership including President Biden.
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