Florida Governor blamed youth for the dramatic increase in coronavirus cases – stating that it is impossible to prevent them from partying.
“If you look at this age group of 25 to 34, it is now by far the first age group for positive tests,” said Governor Ron DeSantis at a press conference on Sunday. than seen on Wink News.
He insisted that you “cannot control them” because “they are younger people”.
“They will do what they will do,” said DeSantis.
Mobile phone data partially supports the governor’s theory – rebel Floridians had started leaving their homes more frequently even before the May 4 reopening. the Tampa Bay Times said.
Bars are also responsible for this, DeSantis said, speaking out against “widespread non-compliance” in packaged establishments that “rejected” safety guidelines.
“It’s invariably because they have brought together so many people and created a type of environment that we are trying to avoid,” said DeSantis. “Caution has been thrown to the wind and so we are where we are.”
Even with a record number of infections – with 8,500 new confirmed cases and 29 deaths Sunday – the governor insisted that the trend in the age group made the pandemic less serious than it seemed because the disease did not pose as much of a threat to the youngest.
An intensive care doctor who appeared by his side, Jason Foland, said that many appeared to have a weaker strain of the virus – which he said could also explain why it spread so widely.
“If you get sick very quickly with an aggressive strain, you are not in the community and you are not spreading it,” said Foland.
“If you have cold-like symptoms, you spread them everywhere.”
Although he claimed he could not control the younger population, DeSantis urged them to be attentive to “more vulnerable” community members.
In contrast, seniors in the Sunshine State have been “very, very diligent,” said DeSantis.
“I know it started now, we are in the third month of it, and it can be tiring – we just ask you to keep up the diligence,” he said.
In total, Florida now has more than 141,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and more than 3,400 deaths.
With post wires