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Chris Cuomo Blames DeSantis For Holding America ‘Hostage’ to Pandemic

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It’s apparent that the media view Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as a 2024 risk; therefore each dialogue about COVID and the Delta variant should embody an implication that Florida is a uniquely dire state of affairs.

On his Friday present, CNN’s Chris Cuomo blamed Florida for the CDC’s revised masks pointers, saying the nation was being “held hostage” due to DeSantis’ anti-science governance. 

Cuomo was interviewing former testing czar Adm. Brett Giroir, when he requested:

The query turns into as a coverage perspective, is how lengthy do you enable the vast majority of this nation, Republicans, Democrats, independents, south, north, the majority of each group and demographic we now have, have gotten vaccinated, how lengthy do you enable them to be held hostage in states, to illustrate, like Florida, the place you will have the governor saying, ‘yeah, I do know it is breaking out, I am going the different manner, do not Fauci my Florida, no masks mandates, I will let the mother and father determine.’ The place is that messaging going to get you? 

 

Giroir, for his half, declined to hitch in on the DeSantis bashing and started his remarks by urging individuals to get vaccinated. As he did, nevertheless, CNN put a graphic on the display that confirmed that Florida’s case fee has elevated by 50% during the last week.

The graphic supplied didn’t put these numbers into context. Although CNN’s own website says Florida’s 14 day case fee has elevated by 144%, and Cuomo’s brother Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s New York has seen an analogous enhance of 141%. It additionally supplied no info, comparative or in any other case, about hospitalizations and deaths, that are way more related than easy case numbers. Nor did it point out that as of July 31, Florida’s one-shot fee is 57.2%, whereas the national rate is virtually similar at 57.4%. Chris Cuomo has frequently attacked DeSantis whereas ignoring his brother’s file.

Whereas Giroir didn’t take part on the DeSantis hate practice, he did wrap up the section by endorsing the CDC’s new pointers: “Do imagine whilst a vaccinated individual, the degrees of virus, if you happen to do get contaminated, are very excessive and can transmit to different individuals. Masks work 50% of the time in stopping it, 25% of the time for you getting it. Nevertheless it’s one thing we actually must do till extra individuals get vaccinated.” 

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Here’s a transcript for the July 30 present:

CNN

Cuomo Prime Time

9:12 PM ET

CHRIS CUOMO: The query turns into as a coverage perspective, is how lengthy do you enable the vast majority of this nation, Republicans, Democrats, independents, south, north, the majority of each group and demographic we now have, have gotten vaccinated, how lengthy do you enable them to be held hostage in states, to illustrate, like Florida, the place you will have the governor saying, “yeah, I do know it is breaking out, I am going the different manner, do not Fauci my Florida, no masks mandates, I will let the mother and father determine.” The place is that messaging going to get you? 

BRETT GIROIR: So I — I believe we must be clear on messaging, and you have been very clear, Chris. Primary, get vaccinated. Vaccines will defend you in opposition to hospitalizations and deaths. And if we are able to remove the unbelievable ranges of this virus, we cannot have the variants anymore. However quantity two, for these individuals who will not be vaccinated and now even for many who are vaccinated, we now have to make use of imperfect measures. And a masks is one among them. I used to be fairly upset in regards to the CDC not being clear about their information three days in the past. 

CUOMO: Ought to have put the information out. 

GIROIR: However having checked out it as we speak, I am actually involved. I do imagine whilst a vaccinated individual, the degrees of virus, if you happen to do get contaminated, are very excessive and can transmit to different individuals. Masks work 50% of the time in stopping it, 25% of the time for you getting it. Nevertheless it’s one thing we actually must do till extra individuals get vaccinated.