. The Delta Variant Is Bringing the War on Masks to Ron DeSantis’ Doorstep « JO LEE MAGAZINE

VICE/Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis built a national profile for himself keeping Florida open for wave after wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, local officials in the state are openly challenging him in an attempt to fight off COVID-19, which has killed nearly 39,000 Floridians and counting as the uber-contagious Delta variant drives an enormous spike in cases. DeSantis and the Florida Legislature have banned vaccine passports and local mandates, and  threatened to bar local school boards from requiring students to wear masks—even as evidence mounts that COVID-19 is easily transmissible and even dangerous among children.

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