Florida governor Ron DeSantis has been seen as a champion of fighting Covid-19 by Republicans — despite extreme surges in the state. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explores how, beyond the human toll, DeSantis’s approach to the virus could also hurt his presidential chances in 2024.
SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Florida Hospitals Are “Stacking Patients In Hallways” As The Delta Variant Surges
As Covid-19 cases surge in Florida, governor says parents should decide whether their children wear masks to school
DeSantis blames Florida’s surge on ‘covid season.’ That’s misleading, experts say.
Trump believes coronavirus will vanish with April temps — experts are skeptical warm weather alone is enough
Florida's governor was spotted mask-less at the Super Bowl. His reason is, uh, not great.
Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count
This Florida COVID surge is different. So is the state’s response.
Ron DeSantis cancels Nevada fundraising trip as Tropical Depression Fred threatens Florida’s west coast
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Writer: Chris Cillizza
Producer: Moira Donohue
The Point Editor: Leigh Munsil
Video Editor: Michelle Cho