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Governor DeSantis calls “social distancing” for Omicron “insane”

Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference Wednesday morning with Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Secretary Dane Eagle in Kissimmee.
During the question and answer phase, he was asked if he will require businesses to enforce any restrictions like social distancing to prevent the spread of Omicron.
The Florida governor was adamant, “There is no way that we are going to place restrictions on anyone or any business” especially social distancing for Omicron.
He called the idea “insane” because Omicron is an airborne pathogen that knows no boundaries.

Governor DeSantis also said that HHS is now fulfilling his request for thousands of doses of monoclonal antibody treatments and clinics will be set up across the state to administer the therapeutics.
The governor also says the vaccinations have not ended the pandemic as the federal government keeps promising. DeSantis says that’s why therapeutics to treat the virus are so important.
Also, he says the federal government has dropped the ball on supplying COVID tests, so he will be making an announcement this week about his plans to make sure testing kits are available to Floridians, especially the vulnerable like the elderly.