JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 8.10.2021 — Nikki Fried, The COVID Update Babe?—China's Big Threat/Gamble—Crist, DWS, DeSantis—More...

JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 8.10.2021 — Nikki Fried, The COVID Update Babe?—China's Big Threat/Gamble—Crist, DWS, DeSantis—More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
|
August 10, 2021

 

Move Over Dr. Fauci...

JUICE—Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has taken upon herself to conduct daily COVID-19 briefings in an effort to upstage Gov. Ron DeSantis in her bid to win the 2022 Democratic gubernatorial primary election in hopes of a face-off with the governor in the general election.

The virus is surging across Florida, primarily among the unvaccinated.

Fried has taken issue with the latest reporting of COVID cases by the Florida Dept. of Health after the state agency stated that the number of Florida cases the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted last Friday was “incorrect,” adding that the federal agency “combined “MULTIPLE days in one” and expected the correction to be made.

Fried doesn’t appear to believe Florida’s health department reporting but decided to delete the CDC findings anyways.

Infections are up among children but are being successfully treated. This past weekend in Broward County, the pediatric ER, and wards at Broward Health were filling up, but according to nurses, the sick kids were responding to the treatments and going home. READ MORE

More on pediatrics infections in South Florida to come…

 

 Where is Charlie Crist?

One thing he is not doing is standing in front of a podium giving COVID updates.

Rep. Crist continues to conduct a “steady as she goes” campaign, focusing on bipartisanship efforts in the House, and bringing awareness to issues like Purple Heart Day and foreign affairs.

Crist did however give the Biden administration for the economy “roaring back,” but what economy is he really looking at? The jobs created earlier this year had everything to do with what the Trump administration put in place in 2020.

That’s just common sense. It wasn’t like “Poof!” Biden won and all of a sudden jobs began to be created. Jobs are up because the country is getting back to normal after the pandemic and Trump’s Operation Warp Speed made that all possible.

Give credit where credit is due. Let’s be fair

Meanwhile, the market is turbulent and the “Biden Inflation” could spell doom down the road.

 

What is the Biggest Threat to U.S. Foreign Policy Right Now?

You guessed it, China. Now the oppressive government is knocking on our back door, again. MUST-READ

 

Annette Taddeo -School is starting, we have a duty to protect our children. Pls vaccinate those 12+ & mask up

Rep. Anna V. Eskamani -Our Governor has completely lost it. He is now threatening to defund superintendents and school board members who enact mask requirements. Maybe we withhold HIS public salary until EVERY unemployment claim has been fixed & paid!

Senator Jason Pizzo-Hey, what’s less productive than a he said/she said between state and federal agencies during a pandemic? Hey, @HealthyFla just publish your numbers!

Shevrin “Shev” Jones-We are hitting a new low in Florida. When we get to the point to where the Governor is threatening the livelihood of school board members, for not following his unconstitutional madness, it’s definitely a new low!

FL Senate Dems-As #Delta infections and hospitalizations rise among Florida's kids, @LeaderBookFL

@SenJanetCruz

@loriberman

@BobbyPowellJr

@senpizzo-urge FL's 67 school superintendents, +300 school board members to mask up as schools ready to reopen.

AG Ashley Moody-My Statewide Prosecutors put another fentanyl trafficker behind bars—securing a 25-year prison sentence. It’s so important that prosecutors across our state hold fentanyl traffickers accountable so that we may save the lives of countless Floridians.

Courtesy: Shoshana Gibson/Axios
Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com 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. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

Subscribe to the newsletter everyone in Florida is reading.