Among Governors, DeSantis Annointed ‘Pandemic Winner’ In Bloomberg Op-ed, Despite Being ‘Vilified In the Media’

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It might be fair to assume that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is not tired of winning, and this is even being noticed in some of the corporate media precincts that have tried to discredit his handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

Unlike lockdown-loving, power-grabbing mostly blue state governors, Republican DeSantis, a reopening champion, effectively balanced protecting the health along with the economic and educational viability of his constituents.

Bloomberg opinion columnist Joe Nocera. for example, had to admit that the DeSantis, a former congressman and Navy lawyer, has emerged as the pandemic winner (assuming, however, that anyone can be triumphant in the COVID-19 environment that caused so much suffering) in an article headlined “Florida and DeSantis defy Covid-19 and the critics.”

“And the pandemic winner is…Florida and its governor, Ron DeSantis. Can anyone doubt it? As the country tries to recover from the pandemic, psychologically as well as economically, Florida is way ahead of just about every other state in the U.S. As of March, its unemployment rate was 4.7%, compared with The Census Bureau reports that more than 250,000 people moved to Florida last year, second only to Texas. From all indications, the influx has only accelerated in 2021,” Nocera wrote, in part.