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Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID-19 vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine-mandate press conference

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis did not correct a city employee's false claim Monday about COVID-19 vaccines. The employee made the claim at an event to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gov. Ron DeSantis stood by during a Monday press conference...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Friend, Gop, Vaccination, Pfizer, Gainesville, Johnson Johnson, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Moderna


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine mandate press conference

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images DeSantis did not correct a Gainesville city employee who falsely claimed the COVID-19 vaccine "changes your RNA." The false claim was made during a press conference to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates and passports. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeSan...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Friend, Gop, Vaccination, Pfizer, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Gainesville, Johnson Johnson, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Moderna


Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID-19 vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine-mandate press conference in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis did not correct a city employee's false claim Monday about COVID-19 vaccines. The employee made the claim at an event to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gov. Ron DeSantis stood by during a Monday press conference...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Friend, Gop, Vaccination, Pfizer, Gainesville, Johnson Johnson, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Moderna


Gov. DeSantis just lost his latest bid to ban mask mandates in Florida schools - for now

Florida school districts can continue enforcing mask mandates, despite Gov. Ron DeSantis' appeal, CNN reported on Wednesday.Second Circuit Judge John Cooper ruled that Florida must stop enforcing the governor's mask mandate ban, which means school districts in the state can continue to require masks while the case is appealed in a higher court, according to CNN.This comes after Judge John Cooper ruled last month the governor did not have authority to issue a mask ban. But DeSantis ap...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Cnn, John Cooper, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Breaking, REBECCA COHEN, Mask Ban, Coronavirus, Mask Mandate, Researched, Speed desk


Florida Judge Says Ron DeSantis Can't Ban School Mask Mandates

Governor Ron DeSantis’s crusade to ban mask mandates in Florida schools violates a parents’ rights law, a Florida judge ruled today. This started in July when DeSantis declared war on school mask requirements with an executive order directing the Florida Commissioner of Education to withhold funds to schools that…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Education, Ron DeSantis, Reactions, DeSantis, Florida Republicans, States Of The United States, Face Masks During The Covid 19 Pandemic, Covid 19 Pandemic In Florida, John C Cooper


A judge just struck down Gov. DeSantis' mask mandates ban, saying he didn't have the power to order it

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). Joe Raedle/Getty Images A judge ruled that Gov. DeSantis' mask mandate ban was unconstitutional. Schools may impose mask mandates for their districts, Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper said. The move comes after 10 Florida districts defied the governor and imposed mask mandates anyways. See more stories on Insider's business page. A judge ruled that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his authority when he issued an executive order to ban mask m...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Associated Press, Cooper, John Cooper, Leon County, R, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Breaking, REBECCA COHEN, Coronavirus


Florida's education department warns school districts: Follow DeSantis' ban on mask mandates within 48 hours or get fined

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responds to a question from the media at a press conference at the Eau Gallie High School aviation hangar in Melbourne, Florida, on March 22, 2021. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida's Department of Education said it will fine school districts that do not comply with the mask ban. Broward and Alachua counties, which imposed a mask mandate for their schools, have 48 hours to reverse it or they will pay the fine. The state will ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Education, Abc, Cdc, Trends, Schools, Usa Today, Broward, Florida Department of Education, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, Melbourne Florida, DeSantis


The new school year is already a disaster: Thousands of students are quarantining as COVID-19 cases skyrocket among kids

A child wears a mask at a California school. Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images Days into the school year, COVID-19 outbreaks have already forced thousands of students to quarantine. Experts predict that pediatric infections will continue to rise, leading to more school closures. Bans on mask mandates while young kids wait on vaccine authorization make it tough to protect students. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mere days into the new school year, thousands of k...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, Kids, News, Mississippi, California, Masks, US, Trends, Missouri, Delta, Dallas, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines


Florida's worst month yet: How Gov. DeSantis ignored the best ways to save lives as COVID-19 cases hit record highs

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responds to a question at a press conference in Melbourne, Florida, on March 22, 2021. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has questioned the effectiveness of masks and lockdowns. Meanwhile, Florida's daily COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have climbed to record highs. Here's a timeline of how DeSantis' approach to COVID-19 has undermined proven ways to save lives. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, Masks, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Deaths, Miami, Cbs, Biden


The Biden administration says it sent ventilators to Florida as COVID-19 surges, but DeSantis claims he's unaware of making any requests

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responds to a question from the media at a press conference at the Eau Gallie High School aviation hangar in Melbourne, Florida, on March 22, 2021. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Biden administration says it sent hundreds of ventilators to Florida in recent days, according to CNN. The report says that the shipment includes 200 ventilators and 100 high-flow nasal cannula kits. But Gov. Ron DeSantis claims he's unaware of the ship...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Abc, Washington, White House, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, Biden, Department of Health and Human Services, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, Department of Emergency Management, Jen Psaki


CNN's Jim Acosta said scientists should name COVID-19 variants after Republican governors who've refused to enforce safety measures

CNN chief domestic correspondent Jim Acosta AP Photo/Alex Brandon CNN's Jim Acosta said scientists should name new COVID variants after Republican governors. Republic governors like Ron DeSantis from Florida continue to flout COVID-19 safety measures like mask-wearing. "Why not call it the DeSantis variant instead of the Delta variant?" he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. CNN anchor Jim Acosta blasted Republican governors who don't enforce COVID-19 safety regu...
Tags: Health, Florida, Politics, Science, Republicans, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Missouri, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Don, Fauci, Acosta, Ron DeSantis


Children's COVID-19 infections are rising in Florida and Texas, and many of them are among kids who are too young to be vaccinated

Francine Orr /Los Angeles Times via Getty Images COVID-19 pediatric hospitalization rates are on the rise in Florida as some kids are too young to be vaccinated. More than 40 pediatric patients were hospitalized in Florida on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19. Despite the spike in COVID-19 cases among children, Gov. DeSantis banned mask mandates in schools. See more stories on Insider's business page. COVID-19 infection rates in children are on the rise in states like Florid...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, Children, Trends, Joe Dimaggio, Miami Herald, Hollywood Florida, The Hill, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine


Florida Gov. DeSantis defends unvaccinated people who are catching COVID-19, media is being 'judgmental'

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the media was being "judgmental" of unvaccinated people getting sick from COVID-19. "Nobody's trying to get ill here," he told the press on Tuesday. Florida is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases, and the majority of hospitalizations are among the unvaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis defended unvaccinated peo...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Miami, Ron DeSantis, WESH, DeSantis, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine, Getty Images Florida, Florida Gov Ron DeSantis Paul Hennessy


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defends unvaccinated people who are catching COVID-19: Media is being 'judgmental'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Gov. DeSantis said the media is "judgmental" of unvaccinated people who get sick from COVID-19. "Nobody's trying to get ill here," he told the press on Tuesday. Florida is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases, and most hospitalizations are among the unvaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defended unvaccinated people who were getting sick from COVID-19, saying ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Miami, Ron DeSantis, WESH, DeSantis, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine, Ron DeSantis Paul Hennessy, Speed desk


Florida Gov. DeSantis defends unvaccinated people who are catching COVID-19, saying critics are being 'judgmental'

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida Governor Ron DeSantis defended unvaccinated people who were getting sick from COVID-19 on Tuesday, saying the media was being "judgmental."While speaking to the press in Miami on Tuesday, DeSantis was asked about the recent rise in COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated people in Florida, WESH reported."When somebody contracts a highly transmissible airborne virus, they're viewed as having do...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Miami, Ron DeSantis, WESH, DeSantis, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine, Getty Images Florida, Florida Gov Ron DeSantis Paul Hennessy


Florida just reported its highest-ever number of daily COVID-19 cases and has become the new US epicenter for the virus

A treatment tent is seen outside the emergency department at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida reported its highest number of daily coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. More than 110,000 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in Florida in the past week, data shows. The surge has become so drastic that one out of every five cases in the US now comes from Florida. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Associated Press, Melbourne, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, State, Florida Department of Health, Ron DeSantis, The Palm Beach Post, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis


Positive COVID-19 cases in Florida spiked by 50% in just the last week

A treatment tent is seen outside the emergency department at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images More than 110,000 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in Florida in the past week, state data shows. That figure represents a spike of more than 50% compared to the last week. The surges have become so drastic that one out of every five cases in the US now comes from Florida. See more stories on Insider's business page. In ...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, US, Trends, United States, Melbourne, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, State, Florida Department of Health, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova


Positive COVID-19 cases in Florida jumped by 50% in just the last week

A treatment tent is seen outside the emergency department at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images More than 110,000 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in Florida in the past week, state data shows. That figure represents a spike of more than 50% compared to the last week. The surges have become so drastic that one out of every five cases in the US now comes from Florida. See more stories on Insider's business page. In ...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, US, Trends, United States, Melbourne, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, State, Florida Department of Health, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova


Florida now accounts for nearly a quarter of all new COVID-19 cases reported in the US

New COVID-19 cases identified in Florida have grown by more than 400% in July. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images Florida reported 12,647 positive coronavirus tests on Wednesday. The state's seven-day average of new daily cases is 8,911. The US as a whole reported more than 55,000 positive tests on Wednesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida is reporting its most coronavirus cases since January, with the state accounting for nearly a quarter of all positive tes...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Miami, Vaccines, Charles Davis, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Jackson Health System, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Florida now accounts for nearly a quarter of all new COVID-19 cases in the United States

New cases of COVID-19 in Florida have grown by more than 400% since the start of July 2021. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images 12,647 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida on Wednesday. The 7-day average of new daily cases is 8,911. Across the US, more than 55,000 people tested positive on July 21. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida is experiencing its largest number of new coronavirus cases since January, with the state accounting for nearly a quarter of al...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Getty Images, United States, Healthcare, Delta, Miami, Vaccines, Charles Davis, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Jackson Health System


Florida Gov. DeSantis is trying to reverse the CDC's cruise restrictions in the state, saying it's hurting Florida's economy, as Delta variant rages across the US

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference in December 2020 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to take legal action to lift CDC restrictions on the state's cruise industry. DeSantis said Monday he would take the legal fight to the Supreme Court, if necessary. The legal fight comes as the US faces the spread of the Delta variant amid a growing vaccine divide in the country. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Supreme Court, Congress, Cdc, US, Trends, Cruise, Alaska, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, US supreme court, Royal Caribbean, Tampa Florida, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis


Norwegian Cruise Line threatened to avoid all Florida stops after the state banned businesses from asking for proof of vaccination

Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sky ship. Alan Diaz/Associated Press Norwegian Cruise Line threatened to skip all stops in Florida to avoid potentially unvaccinated customers. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order last month prohibiting businesses from mandating COVID-19 vaccines. Norwegian Cruise Line announced last month that all passengers aboard must be vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. A popular cruise line is threatening to avoid stops i...
Tags: Health, Transportation, Florida, Politics, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Ap, New York Times, Associated Press, Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, McCloud, Ron DeSantis, Del Rio


Polar bear and grizzly bear hybrids, known as 'pizzly bears,' could become more common because of the climate crisis

A pizzly bear, or grolar bear, bred in captivity at a zoo in Germany. Philippe Clement/Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images When polar bears and grizzly bears mate, the hybrid is called a pizzly bear, or a grolar bear. Pizzlies are becoming more common in the Arctic and the climate crisis is likely playing a role. As grizzly bears move further north with warmer temperatures, they're more likely to meet polar bears. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pizzly bear...
Tags: Science, Animals, Trends, Canada, Sea Ice, Arctic, Associated Press, Polar Bear, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Vanderbilt University, DeSantis, Climate Crisis, Grizzly Bear, Larisa DeSantis, Amazon FedEx, Getty Images Since


Florida is set to make 'alcohol to-go' drinks permanent

Florida will likely pass a law that allows restaurants to sell to-go cocktails permanently. Victor J. Blue/Getty Images Florida will likely authorize restaurants to sell and deliver to-go alcoholic drinks permanently. Alcoholic drinks must be accompanied by the sale of food, and the beverage cannot exceed 32 ounces. Public health groups warn these laws could increase addiction, drunk driving, and underage drinking. See more stories on Insider's business page. You'll soon be able to...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Colorado, Alcohol, US, Trends, House Of Representatives, Retail, Ron DeSantis, American Public Health Association, Pandemic, DeSantis, Florida Sun Sentinel


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Is Real Mad YouTube Took Down His Covid-19 Misinformation Circlejerk

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hasn’t quite reached the last stage of mad, red, and nude online over YouTube moderation, but he’s getting there, per a Monday report by the Associated Press.Read more...
Tags: Health, Google, Florida, Science, Medicine, Articles, Donald Trump, Sunetra Gupta, Ron DeSantis, Charlie Crist, DeSantis, Associated Press Read, Fake News, Florida Republicans, Scott Atlas, Jay Bhattacharya


DeSantis Will Ban Vaccine Passports Because Things Are 'Normal' in Florida

Today in why, Florida: why is this unmasked six-piece cover band doing “With a Little Help from My Friends” at a signing ceremony at the Florida state Capitol? Fine, okay, whatever: ladies and gentleman, Governor Ron DeSantis!Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, United States, Trump, Capitol, Ron DeSantis, Human Interest, DeSantis, Florida Republicans, Right Wing Populism In The United States, States Of The United States, Administrative Divisions


Gov. Ron DeSantis said 'any type of lockdown' in Florida is 'insane,' despite Biden's warning of possibly reinstating restrictions

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. oe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis said there would be no lockdowns in the state of Florida. His remarks run contrary to President Joe Biden's warning one day earlier that the US might "have to reinstate restrictions" if the public isn't vigilant. "To even contemplate doing any type of lockdown, honestly it's insane," DeSantis said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeS...
Tags: Health, Florida, Politics, Science, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Who, Getty, Biden, Hopkins, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Biden Administration


Spring breakers spreading COVID-19 variants could 'spell disaster' for the country, expert warns

Spring breakers at Miami Beach, Florida in March 2016. Alan Diaz/AP Photo Spring breakers could increase the spread of the highly-transmissible B117 variant, CNN reported. Global health expert Dr. Peter Hotez has warned that these vacations could "spell disaster" for the country. Florida, a popular spring break location, has more cases of the B117 variant than any other sate. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Spring break, which begins for many colleges this month, co...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Miami Beach, Peter Hotez, National School of Tropical Medicine, Sunshine State, Spring Break


A wealthy Florida Keys community received vaccines before the rest of the state. A month later, one resident sent $250,000 to the governor.

People arrive at Jackson Memorial Hospital to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Miami. Lynne Sladky/Associated Press Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has faced criticism over the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in his state. One wealthy community was vaccinated in January as the rest of the state struggled, the Miami Herald reported. One resident, former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, donated $250,000 to DeSantis a month later. Visit the Business section of Insider for more sto...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Vaccine, Herald, Illinois, State, Bruce Rauner, Manatee County, Miami Herald, Florida Keys, Ron DeSantis, Key Largo


Vaccine tourists are traversing the US to get a COVID-19 shot. Here are 4 states treating visitors.

A healthcare worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru site at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida on February 1, 2021. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images People are traveling out of state to get COVID-19 vaccines. Florida, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Arizona have all vaccinated non-residents. Vaccine seekers may travel due to work, part-time residency, or frustration with rollout in their home state. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As Americans navi...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, New York, Science, Mississippi, Cdc, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Louisiana, Biden, Miami Florida



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