Gov. Ron DeSantis Rips Miami Herald Article About COVID Vaccine Distribution as ‘Poorly Executed Hit Piece’
By Fox News // March 4, 2021
DeSantis: The Miami Herald article was a train wreck
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(FOX NEWS) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, R., blasted a “train wreck” article in the Miami Herald that suggested wealthy Republicans in the state have received the coronavirus vaccine while other seniors struggle to receive it, dismissing it as a “poorly executed hit piece.”
“The Miami Herald article was a train wreck. That was not a site that we were involved in, the Keys. What that was, was one of the South Florida hospital systems went to this community and vaccinated a bunch of seniors. I think that’s great. I want seniors to get shots. I think they did a good job doing that, we just weren’t involved with it in any way, shape or form,” DeSantis said Thursday, adding that hospitals and nursing homes received the majority of vaccines in the early stages of the roll-out.
The Herald article, headlined, “Wealthy Keys enclave received COVID vaccines in January before much of the state,” cited an email newsletter claiming “nearly all those aged 65 years and older in a wealthy gated enclave in the Florida Keys had been vaccinated by mid-January.” The article also noted some Republican donors live in the gated community, implying they received special treatment.
DeSantis called the article “flat wrong” but said he was happy the residents of Ocean Reef Club have reportedly been vaccinated.
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