Joe Raedle / Getty ImagesFlorida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference about the opening of a COVID-19 vaccination site at the Hard Rock Stadium on Jan. 06 in Miami. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis touted his state’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic in nursing homes, saying that they did “the exact opposite” of what New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo decided to do in the early days of the pandemic.
“We in Florida had the exact opposite order. We said you can’t send a COVID-positive nursing home resident back into the nursing home because that is the most vulnerable population and you obviously would put them at risk,” the Republican governor told “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“We established COVID-only nursing units, so if you had somebody test positive at a nursing home, they could be safely transferred and isolated so that