A new report by the New York Times found that Florida’s Coronavirus case average per capita is lower than all but two states – Hawaii and Louisiana. And California is tied with Florida for that spot.
“California tied with Florida at 14 per capita,”the report said. If Florida, which is fully opened with no mask or vaccine mandates, is lower than all but two states, and California is toed with Florida, why does California still have mask and vaccine mandates?
According to the report, “Florida, which came under a constant stream of criticism from corporate media outlets and blue state leaders throughout the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, is faring better than nearly every other state in the country in terms of case averages per capita, as the state’s two-week average of cases dropped by 33 percent.”
The Globe contacted Governor Gavin Newsom’s press office and asked why California still has mask and vaccine mandates given this data, but we did not receive an answer back by press time.
As Breitbart News explained, “Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) never implemented a statewide mask mandate during the pandemic and received tremendous pushback from blue state governors, such as former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), whose states ended up faring far worse in terms of fatalities and economic impacts. “
“Even Yahoo! News recognized the stunning silence of Florida’s most ardent critics, publishing a piece on Tuesday titled, ‘DeSantis’ critics fall silent as Florida’s COVID-19 cases drop,’”Breitbart reported.
Instead of explaining the ongoing mask and vaccine mandates, we received a notice from Gov. Newsom’s press office letting us know “Governor Gavin Newsom will join NBC’s Chuck Todd for a fireside chat at the Milken Institute’s 24th Global Conference tomorrow to discuss the challenges of governing during a global pandemic and his vision for building a better future for California residents, businesses and communities in a competitive global economy.”
Our question about mask and vaccine mandates is sincere. California citizens want to know when these mandates will end. And, the thousands of parents who attended the State Capitol public school walkout over vaccine mandates Monday also want to know.