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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Winning COVID Plan Focuses on Treatments

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Winning COVID Plan Focuses on Treatments

On the other side of the COVID-19 response spectrum is Dr. Anthony Fauci, who apparently focuses on vaccines, masks, and more vaccines.

It’s hard to believe that just a few short weeks ago, the media went into hysterics over the COVID-19 cases in Florida.

Florida has set a new record for Covid-19 hospitalizations for the third day in a row, while the state’s ICUs reportedly deal with a massive surge in younger Covid patients compared with earlier in the pandemic, but Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis insists that Covid concerns in the state are mainly just “media hysteria.”

Since then, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has focused on offering the citizens of his state easy access to monoclonal antibody treatment centers.

He also tapped a doctor skeptical of many Covid-19 health measures, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, as Florida’s new state surgeon general.

“Joe has had a remarkable academic and medical career,” DeSantis said, adding that Ladapo graduated from Wake Forest University, received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and Ph.D. from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Ladapo, however, has been critical of many public health measures, including mask-wearing, lockdowns and vaccines, and his appointment comes as public health experts urge the state to take a more serious approach to the pandemic.

DeSantis, like Ladapo, has railed against measures like mask and vaccine mandates, with the governor saying last week that he will use fines to punish county and city governments for requiring their employees to get vaccinated. DeSantis also recently won his latest legal bid to preserve his executive order allowing parents, not school districts, to decide whether their kids would weak masks in school.

What have been the results of this focus on treatments rather than vaccine and mask mandates? A plunge in the number of cases.

As the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to drop in Florida, the state on Friday reported an average of 5,396 new cases per day over the last week.

This is the fifth straight week the number of weekly COVID-19 cases has declined.

The media has been nearly silent on the recent numbers from Florida. However, ignoring the DeSantis success no longer means that the result has not been noted.

As the mainstream media and Democrats seem to have abruptly halted or at least slackened their barrage of criticism toward Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, questions arise as to the reasons behind the sudden silence, co-host Buck Sexton discussed Thursday on “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show.”

For more than a year, DeSantis and the Sunshine State were a favorite bugaboo of the left and prominent members of the mainstream media whenever the topic of coronavirus mitigation came up.

On “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show,” host Buck Sexton noted that essentially in the time since then, little has been said by the pundits about DeSantis or Florida.

“Why is it that you are not hearing about the Florida COVID caseload so much anymore?” he asked. “We were here talking to you about it in July because the media was convinced Ron DeSantis… ‘doesn’t care about old people or children dying of COVID’ – [saying] horrible things.”

On the other side of the COVID-19 response spectrum is Dr. Anthony Fauci, who apparently focuses on vaccines, masks, and more vaccines. Keeping in mind that humans have evolved to have immune systems designed to fight off infections from viruses and then develop immunity to those viruses at the same time, whose response do you now trust more?

As it is clear that mask-wearing vaccinations are not 100% effective against COVID-19 infections, DeSantis’ focus on treatments is the winning plan.


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The changing of “SCIENCE” from meaning following the scientific process to follow the king of science the blessed prophet peace be upon him is one of the worst things revealed by the covid pandemic.

    Dathurtz in reply to Danny. | October 4, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    I didn’t think much about how bad it is to lose our trust in institutions until Prof. J. wrote his article about it a while back. Our FDA and CDC are completely compromised and you have to be a fool to trust them. Hopefully, we don’t end up with a real pandemic under their watch.

    I also think a lot of scientists are true scientists, but they have the fault of trusting other scientists instead of meaningfully evaluating data. When the professional organizations heavily censor what gets published because of their ideology and when social media heavily censors when gets posted or the reach of what gets posted, then we are left without a source of trusted information. I don’t have the background in economics, or engineering, or many other things to draw meaningful conclusions on my own and I have to trust other people.

    Whom do I trust?

      gibbie in reply to Dathurtz. | October 4, 2021 at 4:13 pm

      Perhaps the teaching of moral relativism in higher ed, and then in K-12, might possibly have lead to a general decrease in trustworthiness.

Amazing how the decline is always ignored unless the media can attribute it to policy interventions they want to promote

“Hide the decline”.

Antifundamentalist | October 4, 2021 at 12:15 pm

Okay, if Fauci rejects the idea that it is “okay to have only a mild case” of an endemic disease….what exactly does he want instead? The scientifically impossible eradication that he is implying is somehow possible? Or for people to continue to die of the disease to fuel his faction’s political power?

Here in Florida Desantis took his hits from the enemy of the people, yet he did not waver. Plus with Demented Joe (Fuck you) and the usual lies from Fraudci we have grown tired of the tyranny of the left. Plus, add the fact that voters are leaving occupied states (slave) to a free state here in the deep south because Desantis pushes freedom.

Two more things, while the enemy of the people have a covid fetish of death, we are looking at Florida about to turn RED for the first time ever. Some 23,000 votes is what separates the Party that hates this country and the GOP.

Secondly, please pray for Casey Desantis as it has been reported that she has breast cancer.

    Antifundamentalist in reply to natdj. | October 4, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Voters leaving occupied states to move down here is not good for those of us who already live here – we have seen that they don’t leave their voting habits behind. This is like the Middle Eastern immigration waves to the free world – they are just coming here with the intent of taking over and making us just like the places they left behind.

    natdj in reply to natdj. | October 4, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    Yes and no. I have been working with my local Republican Party here in Volusia and we are seeing and registering many northern voters (many from New England) who have had it with lunacy from the left. Though we are seeing northern voters move here, the registration numbers show the GOP closing the gap quickly. Seeing that, these voters are not liberal.

“Once again, trying to confuse the issue with facts. We have no use for facts in this alternative reality! Get jabbed and wear your masks! I am the great and powerful Fauci of Oz!”

Cases are down in FL because the Delta Wave has burned through Florida. The more Northern States are about to get their own Delta wave.

    ecreegan in reply to The_Mew_Cat. | October 4, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Better we get our Delta wave now as we start heading inside but still have some outdoor time and still have some sunlight than we get our Delta wave at peak flu season when we have minimal outdoor time and sunlight.

    Which reminds me, time to start taking Vitamin D again.

    Joe-dallas in reply to The_Mew_Cat. | October 4, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    The Florida cases are dropping as expected – pandemics have the typical Gompertz curve. The areas south of the 30th N typically have a summer wave. The southern half of Texas and most all of Florida sit below the 30th N parallel , so the summer wave should have been expected. The northern states should not have summer wave and instead have a harder/stronger winter wave. It should be expected. Look for a heavy winter wave in the north.

      CommoChief in reply to Joe-dallas. | October 4, 2021 at 7:40 pm

      Indeed. This fact is widely underreported and is absent from the context of State by State performance. As the northern states enter their prime time for Covid upsurge while continuing their mask mandates, distancing and crowd size limits what will be reported?

      It won’t be ‘hey, these mandates don’t work’ it will be ‘absent the mandates the current totally predictable seasonal surge would be worse’. Which is in stark contrast to the media treatment of the Sunbelt/Southern States in late Summer during our prime time for transmission.

      randian in reply to Joe-dallas. | October 4, 2021 at 8:47 pm

      The north is where the media and Federal government are, so they will mendaciously take local conditions to be national conditions. They will also take the opportunity to use a winter wave (which will happen every winter) to crack down more.

Antihistamines and azithromycin as a treatment for COVID-19 on primary health care – A retrospective observational study in elderly patients

Between March and April 2020, 84 elderly patients with suspected COVID-19 living in two nursing homes of Yepes, Toledo (Spain) were treated early with antihistamines (dexchlorpheniramine, cetirizine or loratadine), adding azithromycin in the 25 symptomatic cases. The outcomes are retrospectively reported. The primary endpoint is the fatality rate of COVID-19. The secondary endpoints are the hospital and ICU admission rates. Endpoints were compared with the official Spanish rates for the elderly. The mean age of our population was 85 and 48% were over 80 years old. No hospital admissions, deaths, nor adverse drug effects were reported in our patient population. By the end of June, 100% of the residents had positive serology for COVID-19

Planned parent/hood was neither a good nor exclusive choice.

Postoperative wound infections and surgical face masks: a controlled study

Respirators and protective clothing for people at risk. No PPE provides source control. Limited ability to mitigate droplet spread when following strict protocol.

Waning Effect of COVID-19 Vaccines in 5.6M U.S. Study Cohort

Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States

71% of the Covid-19 cases occurred in these fully-vaccinated people and roughly 80% of the population >65 is vaccinated. In other words they know the vaccines do not stop you from getting Covid.

Both of the mRNA vaccines lose effectiveness between 4-6 months post-injection; the failure rate doubles between 5-6 months as opposed to 3-4 months.

The nuclear lie: As of August 7th 60% of hospitalizations were among fully-vaccinated individuals. You have heard repeatedly that this is now a “disease of the unvaccinated.” That is a damned, knowing lie and they knew it all the way back to the first of August.

Prior infection is highly protective but post six months vaccination has become much less-so. Note that “prior infection” now goes back 18 months to the first wave. Do we still need to have a conversation about “natural immunity”?

While there is a correlation between vaccines and immunity, the goal is the latter, not the former.

    randian in reply to n.n. | October 4, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    While there is a correlation between vaccines and immunity, the goal is the latter, not the former

    That’s the goal of an honest medical establishment. That is not the goal of our medical establishment, vaccination is.

Love DeSantis but the USA as a whole stinks compared to places where they pursued early treatment with cheap generic drugs and nutrition. Largest state in India, Uttar Pradesh, 1/40th of our mortality, and it’s basically over for them, with only 5% fully vaccinated. Even in Florida they only pursue expensive treatments which enrich the drug cartels. Regeneron, couple thousand $, Uttar Pradesh used Ivermectin, which cost a couple bucks there. That’s why they must ignore Uttar Pradesh, or tell lies about what happened there when they can no longer ignore . . .

massive surge in younger Covid patients

Numbers, please.

the governor saying last week that he will use fines to punish county and city governments for requiring their employees to get vaccinated

Since taxpayers’ pocketbooks are a limitless well, of what value is this policy? Why isn’t he pushing to do the same to private employers?

    Milhouse in reply to randian. | October 5, 2021 at 1:06 am

    Because private employers have the right to make whatever rules they like, unless the employees have a contract to the contrary.

    Dwo888 in reply to randian. | October 5, 2021 at 10:18 am

    The “Higher numbers in the young” come from testing, because they are going to school now.

    Kids not in school don’t get massive testing. So the cases of infection aren’t known.

    In an average six month flu season in the USA about 5K juveniles die from the flu.

    We are 18+ months into the “Pandemic” and death numbers are under 200 in the US. Kids don’t usually get ill with this, and most who do, recover like it’s other Coronaviruses, which is like a cold.

    The only people in danger in schools are the teachers and staff, not the kids. Other countries made that conclusion last year, and started their schools up again then. No mass “Waves of Death”.

    Most of the deaths you see in teachers are older, and especially morbidly obese ones.

The medical establishment hasn’t (And may never do it in the US.) come to the conclusion that the Pandemic is over, and the “Endemic” is here forever.

This virus is so fast mutating every vaccine will eventually become useless. Every human on Planet Earth is going to get it in some form or the other eventually, and recover or die.

In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s they said they were going to “Cure the Common Cold” with vaccines. Eventually they found Rhino and Coronaviruses just mutate so fast no vaccine lasted six months, and was a waste of time to spend money on.

The SARS-2 virus is a Coronavirus, and does the same thing. Except in the very old, and immune weak SARS-2 doesn’t kill you, it’s your own body attacking it’s tissues that kills you.

The huge dose of that cortisteriod they gave President Trump was probably saved him more than anything. It stopped his immune system from going after his own tissues which is usually what kills the otherwise healthy this one kills.

This isn’t like SARS (1) that kills 30% of the people who get it. It kills a lot of the old, who would die of a bad cold or flu too due to poor health, and is hell on the obese, especially morbidly obese, and of course the immuno-compromised. The flu also occasionally kills the odd otherwise healthy person, but the infection rate on flu is rarely as high, so there are more of the “Lightening Strike” cases with SARS-2.

Locally in 2017 a high school kid, on the JV football team, ran track, at 17 caught the flu and died. It happens, it is just rare. Flu numbers are never near as high SARS-2. In say an area 5,000 or 10,000 people get the flu in a region. Now it’s 500K, and multiple waves of people get it.

Everyone will eventually get it. I know I caught it once, may of caught it twice. It just went through my work a few weeks ago, and I was talking to the guy who might of been the index case on our shift the night before he went out sick and I felt nothing, I didn’t get ill. Nothing.

I know I was exposed in May 2020 because I was driving an old neighbor around to her CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) appointments and she was in my small hatchback sitting next to me the day before she got ill, and I know she had it because she tested positive for it. I had a fever for a day, and felt “blah” for three days and recovered. I didn’t go for a test because they were telling people we don’t have enough testing capacity in my state, don’t come for one unless you’re really ill.

I know I had a “Cold” that came from someone who visited NYC in November 2019, and all the symptoms are classic SARS-2 as released by the CDC in early 2020. Every single one, change in sense of smell, etc.

So you are going to get it, everyone you know, and they know will. I got the vaccine from the VA when they offered it to me, I never had a positive test to prove positively I had it before. So get used to the idea you’re catching it.

The Spanish Flu from 1918 was around for 37 years after 1918, and was only pushed out by another virus of a similar type in the early 1950’s. It is still around, but in a much weaker form, and yearly flu shots sometimes include those versions.

The US medical establishment still only obliquely admits the flu shot is mostly useless for seniors , with the four times flu shot. Which is at best 60% effective.

I assume the Small Pox and Polio campaigns were so effective the FDACDC can’t give up thinking they can do that with SARS-2.

Eventually they’ll catch on, but I doubt they’ll come out and say “We were wrong, we screwed up” publicly.