Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) slammed President Joe Biden during a news conference on Monday over the Biden administration’s actions relating to the pandemic, saying that what Biden is doing is anti-science.
The remarks come after DeSantis was praised by Jayanta Bhattacharya, professor of medicine at the University of Stanford, who said that DeSantis was unlike any politician he has ever met. “He’s extraordinary,” Bhattacharya said, adding that DeSantis understands the science better than “most epidemiologists.”
DeSantis made the remarks during a ceremony where he signed a bill that “ensures that neither the state nor local governments can close business or keep kids out of in-person instruction, unless they satisfy demanding and continuous justifications” and also limits the power of local authorities to implement local emergency orders. The bill also gives him the power to invalidate any local emergency order in the state.
“I think there have been two very harmful things that have been done recently, in terms of increasing vaccine hesitancy,”