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Florida’s Ron DeSantis falsely claims ‘a lot of people in public health’ think a shutdown is a ‘bad thing to do’

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has been unwilling to shut down his state. Now he’s questioning if there is a scientific basis for shutting things down in his state.

At first, it was due to the financial profits the state depends on during Spring Break. He then tried to blame Florida coronavirus cases on people coming to the state from the New York tri-state area. The complaint prompted President Donald Trump to say he wanted to quarantine the whole area. (He later changed his mind.)

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According to Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald reporter Lawrence Mower, DeSantis is questioning the science calling for lockdowns.

“The literature on doing the shutdown is very, very mixed. There are a lot of people in public health who think that that’s a bad thing to do,” said DeSantis.

The literature is not mixed.

A whopping 800,000 doctors signed onto a letter to Trump telling him to listen to the warnings and keep people social-distancing.

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Self-isolation doesn’t stop or cure the coronavirus, rather it stops the spread of the coronavirus. The “curve” that experts keep talking about is about the need of hospital beds on the expected number of serious cases of the virus. The curve they’re trying to flatten is the number of people who get it all at once. It’s about slowing the spread so hospitals aren’t overwhelmed and more people die. “Casual” isolation and parttime self-distancing aren’t working.

It’s unknown who is advising DeSantis on his scientific decisions, but it’s clear that the experts he is consulting are not those working in the hospitals today or working in public health.


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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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