Emancipation from Lockdown in Florida

by Jeffrey A. Tucker
The American Institute for Economic Research

Governor Ron DeSantis has proven it: it is actually possible for a politician to wise up and do the right thing. In a sweeping order announced September 25, the governor has opened up the entire economy. He has even limited the ability of local governments to impose more restrictions and collect fines for mask violations.

Inevitably, the announcement was decried by the lockdowners, even though, as the governor pointed out:

– Covid+ hospitalizations have declined by 77% since the July peak.

– Covid+ ICU hospitalizations have declined 72% since the July peak.

– ED visits for Covid-like illness have declined by nearly 80% since the July peak.

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