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Sun-Sentinel Editorial: Shut Down Florida

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By    |   Wednesday, 25 March 2020 08:43 AM

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel is urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to shut down the state for at least a few weeks in an effort to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

“Florida is not open for business and it shouldn’t be,” the newspaper said in an editorial posted Tuesday evening. “The sooner Gov. Ron DeSantis realizes that, the safer we’ll all be.

“He is jeopardizing the lives of thousands of Floridians by refusing to issue a blanket stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.”

The newspaper said the longer DeSantis postpones a stay-at-home order for everyone “the worse it will be for everyone.”

“Every responsible public health physician and epidemiologist is pleading with the public to stay at home and save lives,” the newspaper said. “But it takes a governor to make such an order effective and enforceable. Sixteen governors have done what DeSantis refuses to do.”

It called on DeSantis “to stand strong and stop grasping at shallow excuses.”

“The alternative is a legacy of suffering and grief, followed by righteous anger at those who preferred political cowardice to political courage,” the Sentinel said.

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The South Florida Sun-Sentinel is urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to shut down the state for at least a few weeks in an effort to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
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