Florida Governor Ron ‘Death Sentence’ DeSantis Awaits Florida’s 50,000th COVID-19 Death (5 Cartoons)


Floridians talk about DeSantis: “The governor has made it as difficult as possible to make people safe. He's like the pied piper leading everybody off a cliff right now by letting them know that they don't have to like the CDC, they don't have to wear masks, that they can do whatever they want when we're in the midst of an enormous pandemic." — Dan Gelber, Miami Beach Mayor “Florida is 749 reported COVID-19 deaths shy of hitting 50,000 for Ron DeSantis's birthday tomorrow (September 14).” — Daniel Uhlfelder, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida (via Twitter) Florida COVID-19 Facts * 350 Floridians are dying from COVID on the average day, a 33 percent increase in past 14 days. * Florida is ranked 12th out of the 50 states, for the most COVID-19 deaths per 100K population. * Florida has had nearly 49,000 total COVID-19 deaths, or, 227 deaths per 100K population. (The state is expected to surpass 50,000 deaths in the next day or two). * 50,000 deaths is equivalent to all residents of the city of Coral Gables, Florida dying. (US Census, 2020) * Florida has had a total of 3.4 million COVID-19 cases to date. * 55 percent of Florida’s population has been vaccinated to date. The state is ranked 21st most vaccinated, or about average among all 50 states. 54 percent of all Americans have been vaccinated.
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