Think back to the worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when states were locking down and asking people to stay home.
Our national media immediately politicized the situation.
They held up New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as a hero and did the same to a lesser extent with California Governor Gavin Newsom.
Meanwhile, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was treated like a grandma-killer.
Now, months later, a study has found that Florida handled the situation better.
FOX News reports:
California, New York handled COVID-19 lockdowns the worst, Florida among the best, a new study shows
A new study has graded states by how well they handled the coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent restrictions and lockdowns, showing a stark contrast between liberal and conservative states.
The Committee To Unleash Prosperity study compared state performance on metrics including the economy, education, and mortality from the virus, and examined how states and their respective governments handled the pandemic response.
“Shutting down their economies and schools was by far the biggest mistake governors and state officials made during COVID, particularly in blue states,” Steve Moore, co-founder of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, told Fox News Digital. “We hope the results of this study will persuade governors not to close schools and businesses the next time we have a new virus variant.”
New York, California, New Jersey and Illinois were among the worst in dealing with the coronavirus, performing “poorly on every measure,” the report said.
While some liberals are advocating going back to mask mandates and lockdowns, Ron DeSantis is still standing up for the rights of people in Florida.
“No Floridian will be restricted, mandated or locked down in any possible way.” –@GovRonDeSantis
That’s MY Governor! pic.twitter.com/fHHoaWv7bW
— Casey DeSantis (@FLCaseyDeSantis) April 12, 2022
All you have to do is look at where people are moving. Florida is pretty hot right now.