DeSantis Responds to Wasserman Schultz's Claim Florida is 'Least Prepared' for COVID-19

DeSantis Responds to Wasserman Schultz's Claim Florida is 'Least Prepared' for COVID-19

COVID cases expected to decline in the coming weeks

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
August 12, 2021

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been taking the expected incoming fire from Democrats over the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the state, but just as the numbers climb, Democrats are accusing the DeSantis administration and the governor himself of withholding actual infection and hospitalization totals.

Florida Democrats like Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz have been quick to pin the surge of infections on DeSantis, and have been pointing to the statistics for Florida The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released.

"When it comes to coronavirus and the surging delta variant, Florida is one of the most dangerous and least prepared places to be in America. And there’s no one more to blame for that reality than Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis," tweeted Rep. Wasserman Schultz.

Unfortunately, the CDC’s recent COVID-19 totals for Florida have been wrong, forcing the CDC to issue a correction.

In a response to The Floridian’s request for comment about Rep. Wasserman Schultz’s claim that Florida was not prepared to deal with the COVID surge, DeSantis Spokeswoman Christine Pushaw stated that Florida was “100% prepared with “no shortages of any supplies in the state” and that “hospitals have capacity.”

Carla Spalding, a nurse and Republican congressional opponent of Rep. Wasserman Schultz, tweeted that the congresswoman was “lying” to Floridians with her  Florida being one of the “least prepared places” remark while mocking the CDC for its mistakes.

Progressive Wasserman Schultz is lying to you to further her political agenda, anti-DeSantis “hysteria” narrative,” stated Spalding. “FL is not the least prepared state to address the #COVID19 surge. We are at the most prepared! We should listen to the @CDC, right?

“Indicators show we are at the peak this week and would expect a decline in cases in the next week, but hospitalizations lag behind cases. The deployment of Monoclonal antibody treatments will shorten hospital stays and increase capacity by helping people recover much faster than before,” Pushaw stated.

Several nurses at Broward Health Hospital in Broward County, Florida, also confirmed that while the cases were rising, patients were reacting well to the Monoclonal treatments and that the hospital had plenty of room to accommodate more patients if needed.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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