When they call your governor 'Florida Man,' you know it's not a good COVID story

When they call your governor 'Florida Man,' you know it's not a good COVID story

For months, the Editorial Board has implored Gov. DeSantis to put a protective mask on the smiley face that he continues to flaunt as Florida’s coronavirus cases reach the stratosphere. He could mandate face masks. He could credibly threaten another lockdown. The number of cases is soaring, but no dice. He’s blamed Hispanic farmworkers. He’s blamed low-income residents. He owes both an apology, for they are the essential workers who let the rest of us stay home.His dereliction has gotten national attention, as most things Florida do. The headlines tell the most infuriating of stories. So, mayb...

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