Florida’s anti-vax Republican governor forgot medical screening existed before Covid
The Republican Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, has been widely condemned after allowing up to to a million Covid tests to expire while they were in storage in the state.
People are desperate for rapid test kits and @GovRonDeSantis let a million of them in Florida's warehouses EXPIRE.
— Michael J. Stern (@MichaelJStern1) January 6, 2022
Ron DeSantis should resign for letting around a million Covid tests expire. Absolutely horrible.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 7, 2022
From the story:
"The batch of rapid tests expired between Dec. 26 and Dec. 30."
The governor's emergency director said: “We tried to give them out prior to that, but there was not a demand for it."
Also from Dec. 26 …https://t.co/A2ITUycyUt
— Scott Maxwell (@Scott_Maxwell) January 6, 2022
In an effort to downplay the blatant negligence, the governor ignored all the evidence of asymptomatic transmission, suggesting that testing wasn’t really necessary and caused additional problems.
The clip was shared by one of his devoted defenders, Christina Pushaw.
His bizarre argument received the ridicule it truly deserved.
Mammograms, pap smears, colonoscopies, prostate exams, CBCs, CHEM-20s, electrocardiograms, sonograms, magnetic resonance imaging, fluoroscopy, endoscopy, PET scans, x-rays, angiograms, echocardiograms, laryngoscopy, audiometry, electroencephalography, amniocentesis, laparoscopy https://t.co/0mM4dVsart
— James Redfearn (@jcredfearn) January 8, 2022
Think about it. Mary felt fine, so why shouldn't she have kept cooking for people who mysteriously kept getting typhus? https://t.co/AYbkRwzJ1R
— Carlie (@CarlieP) January 8, 2022
This man was educated at Yale & Harvard. https://t.co/ysVkxgn9JB
— David Darmofal (@david_darmofal) January 8, 2022
I get bloodwork done at least 2x per year, each doctor's visit. What do you think that's for? People get tested all the time for everything from hypertension, to strep throat, to TB, to cancer
WTF, you clueless Jackass. https://t.co/mFk4HlnpQj
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) January 8, 2022
There was no medical profession before COVID, says desperate Florida governor who let over a million COVID tests expire https://t.co/xjoKTfufjU
— Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) January 8, 2022
Did he never get gagged by a goddamned swab for a strep throat test as a kid? Did his parents not love him enough to take him to doctors? https://t.co/WjZ9GMphEz
— 🚩Shepherd🏴 (@NeolithicSheep) January 9, 2022
You can’t really be this stupid & live without supervision.
— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) January 8, 2022
He’s right. That’s why there’s no way of knowing if you have high blood pressure. 🤷♂️
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) January 8, 2022
I’m a Lab Scientist and in my lab we run thousands of tests, many types of tests, every day. So, the answer is yes! 🤣
— JKieny (@jmkieny) January 8, 2022
Genius! I can cure my diabetes by simply not testing my blood glucose!
— bjornapooryoung (@Bjornapoor) January 8, 2022
I didn't have a massive heart attack and die three years ago because I got my heart tested even though I felt fine https://t.co/JVn7J3rWev
— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) January 8, 2022
Feminist Proper Gander had the perfect analogy – especially considering the message on the governor’s podium.
And why prepare for hurricanes? Just deal with them, if they're even real https://t.co/iqTL9hhnyq
— Feminist Proper Gander (@dappergander) January 8, 2022