I awoke this morning to the news that Florida had nearly 34,000 new COVID-19 cases in the last 72 hours. The death rate in Florida climbed to 5971. Nationally we have surpassed 150,000 deaths. While the virus is spreading at an alarming rate it is declining in Europe and Asia.
Why are citizens in this country statistically more vulnerable to this disabling and potentially terminal virus than citizens of Italy or Germany? The answer lies in the government action taken to mitigate the spread of this pandemic.
Countries in Europe and Asia passed national mandates consistent with scientific data and advice. Specifically, their citizens were directed to wear masks in public, practice social distancing and contact tracing. These policies have led to sharp declines in positive cases and deaths, allowing them to reopen their economies and institutions in a safer and more secure environment.
In contrast, America has never had a national plan or mandate, and advice from scientists was ignored by our President. He went so far as to encourage states like Florida to fully open its economy while new COVID cases were on the rise. His reckless actions were clearly evidenced on June 20 of this year when he invited tens of thousands of people to a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At this rally masks were optional and social distancing was ignored.
Our President has espoused more than once that the virus will just “disappear.” His statements would be laughable if they didn’t lead to such tragic results. We still don’t have a national plan to slow the spread of this virus. The President prefers to delegate the responsibility to state and local officials. Citizens have died due to his failure to take responsibility and offer leadership.
The bosses of organized crime syndicates escaped culpability by having the soldiers (in this case the states) take all the responsibility. He can’t say he’s made wrong decisions because he cowers behind state governments. He has faced the greatest safety threat of the past century with almost total inaction.
Unfortunately we do not have prosecutors or a RICO Act connecting the President to the 1000 citizens his actions kill each day. All we have is an election this November.
How Would Joe Biden Handle COVID-19?
Learn about Biden’s plan here: https://joebiden.com/covid19-leadership/
Friends Don’t Let Friends NOT Vote!
The only way we can flip Florida blue this election is if we vote in huge numbers. Help a friend vote. Talk to them about how important their voice is this year. Know a young person who is eligible to vote for the first time? Talk with them about current events and make sure they vote early or show up at the polls on November 3.
With your help, we can and we will make a difference in our state, our country, and the world.
What Can You Do?
- Vote early!
- If you have a mail-in ballot, send it back immediately. It must arrive by Election Day or it will not be counted.
- Drop your mail-in ballot off at your Supervisor of Elections office OR any secure Early Voting dropbox in your county.
- Vote early in person! Click here for early voting days/hours/locations in your county.
- Vote for Joe Biden, and remind your friends and family to vote, too!
- If you do vote in person on November 3, you must go to your designated polling place. Find your poll location here.
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