Exclusive: Florida Gov. DeSantis Says Lockdowns Were a ‘Huge Mistake’Epoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order on April 1 last year locking down the Sunshine State for 30 days amid a global panic about the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus outbreak. Sitting in his office exactly a year later, he told The Epoch Times that the lockdowns were a “huge mistake,” including in his own state. “We wanted to mitigate the damage. Now, in hindsight, the 15 days to slow the spread and the 30—it didn’t work,” DeSantis said. “We shouldn’t have gone down that road.” Florida’s lockdown order was notably less strict than some of the stay-at-home measures imposed in other states. Recreational activities like walking, biking, golf, and beachgoing were exempted while essential businesses were broadly defined. “Our economy kept going,” DeSantis said. “It was much different than what you saw in some of those lockdown states.” The governor nonetheless now regrets issuing the order …Read More

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