Politics won the battle against public health in Florida with Ron DeSantis' high-fiving at Trump rally

Politics won the battle against public health in Florida with Ron DeSantis' high-fiving at Trump rally
President Donald Trump waves goodbye to cheering supporters as he departs his campaign rally at Orlando Sanford International Airport in on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 in Sanford, Florida. - Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS

Mark down Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, as the date when Ron DeSantis officially stopped pretending that public health was more important than politics.That’s when Florida’s governor walked into a packed Donald Trump rally in Sanford, high-fiving fans on his way to the stage. No mask. No social distancing. Just acting like everything was perfectly normal on a day when the state reported nearly 2,600 new coronavirus infections and 48 COVID-19 deaths (the next day it was 119 dead).What an evolution for the governor since April 1, when Florida reported 1,027 new infections and just 15 deaths and DeSanti...

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