Florida Governor Finally Restricts Movement To Essential Services

Mish

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis finally succumbed to pressure for local officials.

The Wall Street Journal reports Florida Governor, Under Pressure, to Limit Movement.

*Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Under Pressure, Issues Statewide Order Limiting Movement to Essential Services

*Governor Had Left Stay-at-Home Orders to Local Officials

One Hell of an Experiment

Florida is one hell of an experiment.

Governor Ron DeSantis left decisions to local governments.

Many beaches were open and it was business as usual except the state had an eye out for New York license plates.

The governor's decision comes a day after Trump Warns Big Death Toll Is Coming

The White House projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths and Doctors Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci pleaded for social distancing.

"No magic bullet. No magic vaccine or therapy. It's just behavior," says Dr. Birx.

"This is tough. People are dying. It's inconvenient from a societal standpoint, from an economic standpoint. But this is going to be the answer to our problems. So let's all pull together and make sure as we look forward to the next 30 days , that we do it with all the intensity and force that we can," said Dr. Fauci.

DeSantis somehow knew better.

My Comment on DeSantis Yesterday

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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Mish
Mish

Editor

I made a comment similar to Sechel's in a Tweet yesterday. I will look for it.

Found it. Added to bottom of my post.

Flic1
Flic1

My county in FL closed all public boat ramps a week ago because someone took a pic of some boats anchored togetheršŸ˜‚. The one thing I could still do to isolate myself is now out of the question. But cars are everywhere on the roads down here at least as of yesterday when I had to run out. HD, Lowes, BJ's, Costco, Target, Wal-Mart etc are packed full with people but at least the boat ramp was closed. Wow, think of how many lives they saved from that!! FL was late and will pay the price for it....

RonJ
RonJ

Denninger noted that "...in Italy they did a retrospective look at "CV" deaths and found fewer than one in five was plausibly caused by Coronavirus. That you had coronavirus doesn't mean you died of coronavirus."

Denninger also noted that "...in NYC fewer than 20% are making it off ventilators."

Zardoz
Zardoz

Natural selection powers... ACTIVIATE!

njbr
njbr

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Protective gear in national stockpile is nearly depleted, DHS officials say

Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

"Many beaches were open"

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Virginia had closed schools for academic year and had stay at home if possible already in place / close some non essential business till April 23rd. But videos came out of the boardwalk and beach area at Virginia Beach this weekend; full of people. Governor not happy and closed beaches AND extended shut down till June 10th.

June 10th extension big mistake on his part (imo). Could have done rolling extensions to achieve same. By drawing his line in the sand, it became a death knell for many businesses (especially restaurants) ... not to mention accelerating losses for many enterprises expecting to be paid. As an example, landlords. With old lock down till 4/23, many would have paid rent on first of April and hoped smoke cleared by end of month. Now? If you KNEW there was no way you could pay May rent (since you were a cook), why bother to pay April? Conserve what little capital you have.

buffteethr
buffteethr

I live in Florida. Local counties had already issued stay at home orders. Schools have been closed for over two weeks now. Non-essential businesses are closed. As for the beaches I don't know what people mean by CLOSING beaches. Our beaches are public and will tell you that outside of some beaches having county employed life guards or having county parking on the beach you CANNOT close a beach here in Florida. I have no clue what people are talking about closing a beach. I have to go to work as I am classified as essential and I pass cops everyday to and from work and they have never once attempted to pull me over. I was surprised to see this story about Florida as if we were just partying on and going about our business as if nothing was going.

TexasTim65
TexasTim65

I'm another person who lives in Florida (West Palm - Miami area). I agree with the above poster, there is no way to close public beaches short of putting military / police presence on every one and there are thousands of miles of beaches. People out walking their dogs or jogging alone on the beaches aren't the problem. It's large groups of people like Spring Breakers. Those groups are essentially gone now here in Florida once the Spring Break crowd left. The locals know better.

Also our bars/restaurants have been closed for almost 2 weeks now other than takeout/delivery. So for the most part we are already where the rest of the country is minus the 'executive order' to stay home.

Personally, I agree 100% with this post

Herkie
Herkie

I am now two days drive from Pensacola just west of San Antonio. I am being told that travellers arriving from Louisiana are either being turned away or automatically being quarantined for two weeks. This is just crazy, states have NO AUTHORITY to interdict interstate commerce/travel, in fact that power is specifically reserved to the federal government in the constitution. Where are these people (like me) supposed to stay for two weeks? Penske who I rented the truck from charges $100 per day for late turn in's on their trucks, and I will lose the house since the contract calls for closing by the end of the 6th. This order does not really define ESSENTIAL. They generally say gas and food stores are essential, but it is not good enough in the USA to enact what amounts to fundamental laws that are that vague.

adamanderson3
adamanderson3

I think is one of the better breakdowns. Here in VA, we're experiencing it to the max - but it's been good so far. https://www.novastarprep.com


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