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COVID-19 is plummeting in Florida — DeSantis's critics hardest hit

"Critics of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis were positively gleeful. They had been waiting a very long time for data that would finally back up their case against him — that for avoiding severe restrictions for the first 18 months of the coronavirus pandemic, DeSantis was some kind of mass murderer.


They are curiously quiet now that the Sunshine State’s rate of hospitalizations has plummeted 75% from its mid-August high, and its seven-day average death toll is down more than 50% from its mid-September high. But the bigger problem for their argument is that DeSantis began “reopening” his state in June 2020 and finally lifted all COVID-19 restrictions as of September 2020. He left the beaches and most businesses open the whole time. He never mandated masks. So if that course of action were the cause of what’s happening now, then why did the effect wait so long? The timeline makes no sense."

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Florida still ranks high in the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 1 million population, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. As of Oct. 14, North Dakota was first, at 183,176; Florida was fifth, at 167,728; the U.S. average was 135,767.

Media coverage of the decline
Google searches found that the decline has produced headlines like these for weeks, though primarily in Florida media:

South Florida Sun-Sentinel, “COVID in Florida: 3974 new cases as steep drop continues,” Oct. 6

WPLG-TV in South Florida, “Florida COVID cases dip to lowest since early July,” Sept. 28, 2021

Palm Beach Post, “COVID cases across Florida drop by 40% since last week; pandemic fatalities also down,” Sept. 24, 2021

Fox 13 TV in Tampa Bay, “‘Work to be done’ as Florida’s COVID-19 numbers continue decline from summertime peak,” Sept. 20, 2021

Tampa Bay Times, “Florida schools shift pandemic protocols as new cases decrease,” Sept. 20, 2021

...more examples at site

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An Instagram post stated: “The media is pretty quiet about Florida’s decline in COVID cases. No mask mandates or vaccine mandates.”

News media have reported for weeks on the recent decline in COVID-19 cases in Florida.

Florida does have measures that restrict mask mandates in schools and limit requirements to show proof of vaccination. But the decline in cases occurred only after Florida led the nation, and Florida still ranks among states with the highest case rate.

The statement contains only an element of truth.

Politifact rates it Mostly False.
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Florida still ranks high in the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 1 million population, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. As of Oct. 14, North Dakota was first, at 183,176; Florida was fifth, at 167,728; the U.S. average was 135,767.

Media coverage of the decline
Google searches found that the decline has produced headlines like these for weeks, though primarily in Florida media:

South Florida Sun-Sentinel, “COVID in Florida: 3974 new cases as steep drop continues,” Oct. 6

WPLG-TV in South Florida, “Florida COVID cases dip to lowest since early July,” Sept. 28, 2021

Palm Beach Post, “COVID cases across Florida drop by 40% since last week; pandemic fatalities also down,” Sept. 24, 2021

Fox 13 TV in Tampa Bay, “‘Work to be done’ as Florida’s COVID-19 numbers continue decline from summertime peak,” Sept. 20, 2021

Tampa Bay Times, “Florida schools shift pandemic protocols as new cases decrease,” Sept. 20, 2021

...more examples at site

Politifact ruling

An Instagram post stated: “The media is pretty quiet about Florida’s decline in COVID cases. No mask mandates or vaccine mandates.”

News media have reported for weeks on the recent decline in COVID-19 cases in Florida.

Florida does have measures that restrict mask mandates in schools and limit requirements to show proof of vaccination. But the decline in cases occurred only after Florida led the nation, and Florida still ranks among states with the highest case rate.

The statement contains only an element of truth.

Politifact rates it Mostly False.
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