Look out the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis was on fire hammering the out of state media.
“In mid-April, out-of-state media had a spasm because Duval County opened its beaches for recreational use. Now 17 days later, have the fears of this drive-by smear against Floridians been realized?”
In mid-April, out-of-state media had a spasm because Duval County opened its beaches for recreational use.
Now 17 days later, have the fears of this drive-by smear against Floridians been realized?https://t.co/UcXSUk2xcw
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 4, 2020
DeSantis was touting that his State has responsibly and slowly started to reopen.
On Wednesday, DeSantis hammered China after he announced his new COVID-19 antibody testing plan and PPE program for health care workers. The announcement was made in the Miami-Dade area, the area has been hit the hardest in Florida by the virus.
Gov. DeSantis on PPE: “China had known what was going on; they specifically bought up a lot of this stuff, really to try to screw over the rest of the world, which they’re going to need to pay for doing that.” pic.twitter.com/6BFoNXL0pO
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 6, 2020
The Miami Herald reports:
He also introduced the state’s first mobile testing lab, which will process 500 COVID-19 tests per day using a 45-minute rapid Cepheid swab test. The mobile lab is outfitted by StatLab Mobile, a Miami-based blood testing company, and will start testing residents and staff at long-term care facilities in the county.
Cepheid tests involve taking a swab sample and inserting it into a special cartridge that already has reagents that test for COVID-19.
The technology had been used in mobile HIV testing in the past, and has been repurposed to do testing for COVID-19, Jared Moskowitz, director of Florida’s Division of Emergency Management, said Wednesday.
The mobile lab strategy is to build a “hub and spoke model” where the lab sets up in an area near multiple long-term care facilities, DeSantis said. The lab will be operated by 10 National Guardsmen and 10 contracted nurses.
Governor DeSantis also elaborated on his new antibody drive-thru testing sites for first responders and healthcare workers. The governor is also working with blood donation centers to get an idea of how many Floridians have COVID-19 antibodies.
What DeSantis revealed on Wednesday is a very different picture than what the mainstream media.