DeSantis says Florida ready to distribute vaccines

DeSantis says Florida ready to distribute vaccines

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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November 27, 2020

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) says that he is ready to distribute vaccines once they come online, but is still receiving heavy criticism from Florida Democrats who argue that the Governor has been missing in action during the COVID-19 pandemic.

State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D) is arguably one of the loudest, most biased detractors of them all, and according to one Tallahassee-based lobbyist, Smith is “talking out of his ass again.” Rep. Smith claims that DeSantis doesn’t want to be “held accountable” for what he says is “failed leadership.”

Many of DeSantis’ other critics maintain that the Governor has done a terrible job in terms of keeping Floridians safe as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the sunshine state, but the Governor and his supporters are now fighting back, providing information regarding what the Governor has been securing as Floridians continue to face financial and health difficulties during this time.

Earlier this week, the DeSantis announced that the Agency for Health Care Administration had officially submitted the Section 804 Importation Proposal to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Florida’s Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program.

The move looks to lower the price of prescription drugs for Americans, and the Governor also provided information regarding therapeutic services that are offered to Americans that have been affected by COVID-19. 

Today, Governor DeSantis shared some more information regarding what the state is doing, adding that “since July, the state of Florida has been actively preparing and purchasing supplies to distribute safe and effective vaccines to hospitals across the state.” According to DeSantis, this includes 5 million needles, 5 million syringes and 5 million alcohol swabs.

Fred Piccolo, Jr., the Communications Director for Governor DeSantis, joined in on the conversation, slamming the media for its criticism of the Governor.

In response, Piccolo, Jr. said that Governor DeSantis “takes a few weeks away from the press to focus only on getting the vaccine to his state, and he is ‘hiding from the media.’”
However, he questioned that “Joe Biden does it for an entire campaign and at his first press conf it’s a softball game.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.