WATCH: Gov. Ron DeSantis Says Media Hysteria Over COVID Will Not Make Him Implement Mask Mandate or Lockdown

By  //  August 3, 2021

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ABOVE VIDEO:  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis makes an environmental announcement in Miami and addressed the growing number of COVID case within the state.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – Gov. Ron DeSantis delivered a strong message on Tuesday when asked if he would consider a lockdown as COVID cases increase in the state.

“Even among a lot of positive tests, you are seeing much less mortality that you did year-over-year,” said Gov. Ron DeSantis at a Miami-area press conference. “Would I rather have 5,000 cases among 20-year-olds or 500 cases among seniors? I would rather have the younger.”

“We are not shutting down. We are going to have schools open. We are protecting every Floridian’s job in this state. We are protecting people’s small businesses. These interventions have failed time and time again throughout this pandemic, not just in the United States but abroad. They have not stopped the spread, particularly with delta.”

Gov. DeSantis said he believes hospitalizations will level off in the coming weeks.

Gov. DeSantis also mentioned that 25,000 of the state’s recent positive tests were “breakthrough” cases from fully vaccinated people.