Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sends deadly mixed messages on coronavirus

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sends deadly mixed messages on coronavirus

Gov. Ron DeSantis made a deadly gamble in delaying a statewide stay-at-home order for weeks, a decision that could cause many more Floridians to die of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.The governor finally imposed a statewide stay-at-home order, which took effect on Thursday at midnight, after talking to President Donald Trump. But he also overrode more-restrictive orders imposed by many cities and counties, including those in South Florida’s hotspot.DeSantis’s ninth-inning orders are another example of how Florida’s governor is leading from behind on the pandemic, trailin...

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