‘Cover-Up’: Florida’s MAGA Governor In COVID Scandal On Death Count Data

‘Cover-Up’: Florida’s MAGA Governor In COVID Scandal On Death Count Data

mega governor desantis facing a coveted crisis in florida and downplaying it today there’s an explosive new report that shows evidence of misleading the public on this ongoing emergency about who is dying and when obviously hugely significant now this is his administration here florida had been tallying covet deaths by a death date instead of the date of what they call a recorded death and that created this kind of quote artificial dead decline i should say an artificial decline according to miami herald it appears even during a spike like we’re seeing right now the deaths would be on a down slope we can show you how this works you can see the red line which shows the day-to-day death was reported consistently rising while the yellow line the death date is plummeting bottom line the facts diverge from what the government is putting out in florida at a time when people need to know how bad it is here’s desantis response it’s just a totally false partisan narrative to try to say that doing uh reporting the way many other states do it and which is the most accurate is some type of problem when it’s been something that’s been going on for a long time you know is absurd the miami herald and other experts consulted though say the evidence shows that it’s not accurate deaths are not declining and it takes time in the process for this to be counted then when they are actually assigned the actual date of death you get this spike then the downslope goes forward in time again this can sound a little complicated but the bottom line is the people who are the nonpartisan experts not governor desantis say that the government is trying to cover up how bad the death rate is in a place where desantis is overseeing what has widely been one of the worst responses to covet in america desantis also fighting safety measures and we’ve seen consequences take 11-year-old peyton lee now in the hospital fighting kovid after going to class in a place where the governor got his way safety rules were violated and there were not masks the fifth grader with down syndrome wore a mask in school but it’s not required and many didn’t there’s people out there children out there like my daughter who have special needs and make them even more vulnerable and that’s what people should be thinking about keeping everyone safe keeping everyone safe especially with the information available the majority people in florida support masking to protect themselves and kids we also showed you a video last night where despite that overall consensus you do have very loud objections fueled by the mag of governor we saw physical fights among parents there obviously very sad and regrettable on both sides desantis continues to defy the courts and is trying to financially punish educators in two school districts that were following these safety measures with masks some republican-led counties also define their own republican governor saying the safety of kids comes first this is an ongoing cascading scandal i’m joined now by cornell belcher a veteran of the obama era a pollster a strategist thanks for being here sir thanks for having me you couldn’t hear me without your glasses on well i look i i look more intellectual with my glasses on respect respect i’m just giving you the hard time as we we try to have a light moment here and there amidst what our punishing days we just showed how bad and tough it is in florida i will say this as fairly as possible uh some of it is unavoidable so we would see some of these scenes we know about the pandemic anyway we also have the evidence that the governor’s policies are making it worse and that his administration uh not clear on the link yet of whether he was in on it but his administration according to miami herald covering up the actual way that the death rate is bad and getting worse um your views well what what what becomes important here is does he pay a price for it ari and what we’ve seen time and time again is republicans doing this sort of thing and actually going against the the will of the majority but they don’t think they have to pay a price for it like the numbers in florida are clear where uh where voters are and particularly particularly women in florida where you or you have 65 percent or plus better of women in florida want teachers to be masked and students to wear wear masks and and and the governor is is fighting that so the question becomes will he pay a political price for for this [Music] you
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\'Cover-Up\': Florida\'s MAGA Governor In COVID Scandal On Death Count Data

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