Gov. DeSantis task force to restart Florida economy looks to overcome 'psychology of fear'

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Republican Party-dominated task force assembled by Gov. Ron DeSantis began looking Monday at how to reopen Florida’s economy, even as cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, continue to rise and fears persist about a spike in cases if society returns to normal too quickly.“We need to get the economy back in a safe way,” DeSantis said, and “give people (the) confidence they’re going to be able to participate in the economy.”Coronavirus cases in Florida surpassed 27,000 on Monday, and the death toll topped 800. Social distancing has kept many residents in ...


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