“We can either have a free society or we can have a biomedical security state and I can tell you, Florida, we’re a free state."
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, telling reporters he is fed up with the "hysteria” about rising hospitalizations in the state and accused President Biden of facilitating the virus by not reducing immigration through the southern border. COVID-19 hospitalizations in Florida surged past 12,000 last week — far exceeding a record already shattered over the weekend. (Washington Post — August 6, 2021)