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DeathSantis bars school masking.
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 30, 2021 01:24PM
DeathSantis just issued an executive order forbidding mask requirements in schools.

Kids can't vote and teachers are liberals, so who cares about either group.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

Growing older is mandatory. Growing up is optional.
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Re: DeathSantis bars school masking.
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 30, 2021 01:28PM
He would do the same to groups he cared about. He just wants a robust economy from which to launch his presidential bid.
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Re: DeathSantis bars school masking.
Posted by: p8712
Date: July 30, 2021 01:42PM
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Kids can't vote

Neither can a fetus, but the GOP has their backs...
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Re: DeathSantis bars school masking.
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 30, 2021 02:53PM
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p8712
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Kids can't vote

Neither can a fetus, but the GOP has their backs...

Only because of their location!



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Re: DeathSantis bars school masking.
Posted by: p8712
Date: July 30, 2021 02:54PM
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mattkime
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p8712
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Kids can't vote

Neither can a fetus, but the GOP has their backs...

Only because of their location!

The ultimate grab em by the....
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Re: DeathSantis bars school masking.
Posted by: hal
Date: July 30, 2021 04:59PM
Disney just announced that ALL "salaried and non-union hourly employees in the U.S. working at any of our sites be fully vaccinated".
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Re: DeathSantis bars school masking.
Posted by: Diana
Date: July 30, 2021 06:05PM
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Ombligo
DeathSantis just issued an executive order forbidding mask requirements in schools.

Kids can't vote and teachers are liberals, so who cares about either group.

A week ago, Stitt (R, OK) did the no-mask thing also. A look on the oklahoma.gov website today (regarding Covid) says that they follow the CDC Guidelines. Where’s the popcorn? popcorn smiley
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Re: DeathSantis bars school masking.
Posted by: rgG
Date: July 30, 2021 08:17PM
Just like making people wear a mask, unfortunately this is going to fall on business and employers to get people to take the vaccine.
If you can’t go in businesses without a vaccine, or go to work without a vaccine, or get on a plane without a vaccine, or at least a mask, then maybe that will get us further down the road.
If the FDA will get on with giving regular approval to the vaccines, then schools should be able to require them for kids, as soon as they become eligible, just like the MMR and polio and things have been.
It is a shame that some people have to be forced to do the right thing, but it is what it is.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)



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Re: DeathSantis bars school masking.
Posted by: kj
Date: July 31, 2021 09:02AM
Honestly, what is the justification? I find it usually keeps me from getting too upset at least hearing some sort of justification. I'm not saying I have to agree, but some kind of reasonable explanation. I'm at a loss though with this one. "Because people will vote for me" doesn't get it.
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Re: DeathSantis bars school masking.
Posted by: deckeda
Date: July 31, 2021 11:29AM
But people WILL vote for him and he knows it.

Florida is so close to a 50-50 split between liberals and conservatives — but leaning conservative —- that it’s a cynical if effective method of garnering enough support to get elected.
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Re: DeathSantis bars school masking.
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 31, 2021 02:27PM
Politically he is taking an unnecessary risk. He could go with masking and blame the feds for it. Then when fewer kids catch it, he can pontificate about how unneeded it was. Instead, he won't be able to dodge the criticism if a bunch of cute kids die. Especially since those kids are going to primarily be from his supporters.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

Growing older is mandatory. Growing up is optional.
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Re: DeathSantis bars school masking.
Posted by: p8712
Date: July 31, 2021 03:06PM
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Ombligo
Politically he is taking an unnecessary risk. He could go with masking and blame the feds for it. Then when fewer kids catch it, he can pontificate about how unneeded it was. Instead, he won't be able to dodge the criticism if a bunch of cute kids die. Especially since those kids are going to primarily be from his supporters.

He just signed into law the school with mask mandates will have their funding withheld.

He’s not an idiot. He’s the smart Trump we’reall afraid of.
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Re: DeathSantis bars school masking.
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: August 01, 2021 08:14AM
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Diana
A week ago, Stitt (R, OK) did the no-mask thing also. A look on the oklahoma.gov website today (regarding Covid) says that they follow the CDC Guidelines. Where’s the popcorn? popcorn smiley

Just wait until the infrastructure bill passes.

I guarantee that most, if not all republicans that vote against it will be telling their constituents about how they "brought the money home."
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Re: DeathSantis bars school masking.
Posted by: pdq
Date: August 01, 2021 09:25AM
Yesterday DeSantis’ state just set its latest record for largest number of Covid cases reported in one day. That’s the state’s record over the entire time period of the pandemic. Yikes.

Putting politics aside, one would pray that the mortality rate has decreased - perhaps many of these cases are breakthrough infections in the vaccinated*, which we can expect to be mild. Or perhaps the virus is less deadly now (which is not unexpected, over time - it does a virus no good, in an evolutionary sense, to kill hosts). But we haven’t seen this so far, empirically.

Putting my political hat back on, DeSantis’ personal dogmatic crusade against Covid restrictions is not going to be very popular in retrospect if past mortality trends hold.

Worth posting (from the link above):

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Florida on Friday reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19 — the most infections in a single day since the start of the pandemic, according to…the CDC.

Over the last seven days, Florida saw a 50% weekly increase in cases…In July…the Sunshine State recorded one out of every five of the nation's new cases, he said.

"There is no higher risk area in the United States than we're seeing here," Florida International University infectious disease expert Dr. Aileen Marty told CBS Miami. "The numbers that we're seeing are unbelievable, just unbelievably frightening."

* Unfortunately, doesn’t look like it:

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On Wednesday, 8,816 Florida residents were hospitalized from COVID-19 complications, and more than 95% of those were not fully vaccinated,
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Re: DeathSantis bars school masking.
Posted by: pdq
Date: August 01, 2021 09:44AM
Graphically:



(although I think I see one day last December w over 30k - maybe that was a multi-day total?)
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Re: DeathSantis bars school masking.
Posted by: kj
Date: August 01, 2021 02:37PM
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deckeda
But people WILL vote for him and he knows it.

Florida is so close to a 50-50 split between liberals and conservatives — but leaning conservative —- that it’s a cynical if effective method of garnering enough support to get elected.

I guess that's an empirical question. We'll see what happens. We've got some clown doing exactly the same thing here, and I personally don't think it's working, but we'll see.
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Re: DeathSantis bars school masking.
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 02, 2021 06:26AM
At least you can still wear a mask if you want to. I imagine he would try to ban this as well, if he could.
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