Florida Governor Ron DeSantis urged people this week to get vaccinated against COVID-19 if they have not done so already, saying that the vaccines are saving lives and have significantly lowered mortality rates and cases of serious illness.
“So, here’s I think the most important thing with the data,” DeSantis said. “If you are vaccinated, fully vaccinated, the chance of you getting seriously ill or dying from COVID is effectively zero. If you look at the people that are being admitted to hospitals, over 95% of them are either not fully vaccinated or not vaccinated at all.”
“And so these vaccines are saving lives, they are reducing mortality,” DeSantis continued. “Mortality in nursing homes since we rolled out the vaccines in December is down over 95% due to COVID. Mortality for elderly people since we rolled out the vaccines is down nearly 90%. And so we’re proud in Florida that we put seniors first on that because they were the most