DeSantis Attacked by Media for Prioritizing COVID Vaccines for Elderly

DeSantis Attacked by Media for Prioritizing COVID Vaccines for Elderly

Given all that we know about COVID-19 and the severe risk it poses to the elderly population, it should not be controversial that a governor has chosen to give senior citizens in his state priority for getting the coronavirus vaccine.

Only, it’s a Republican governor, so that changes everything. Now, it’s racist and a scheme to obtain votes for reelection.

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida said his administration was focusing vaccine efforts on “communities that had high levels of seniors.”

In response, an NBC News headline stated: “Florida governor accused of playing politics with Covid vaccine.”

CBS News decried the plan: “The zip codes are two of the county’s wealthiest and whitest,” 

The Washington Post noted: “Ron DeSantis (R) unveiled a ‘pop-up’ clinic offering coveted coronavirus vaccines in an affluent, mostly White part of Manatee County.”

“How has he played politics with the coronavirus vaccine?,” writes BizPacReview, “By zeroing in his state’s vaccine coronavirus efforts on communities that contain a large number of seniors, regardless of race, gender and other immutable traits.”

BizPacReview writes:

According to NBC News, the true reason why DeSantis picked these zip codes is that senior citizens are “one of Florida’s most potent voting blocs.”

The left-wing outlet also complained that, by vaccinating seniors first, the governor had violated the CDC’s extremely controversial original vaccine distribution guidelines.

So, why is it the media are attacking DeSantis with such furor over a logical plan to vaccinate the most at-risk population first?

BizPac speculates it has nothing to do with science and everything to do with taking the heat off off New York Governor Andrew Cuomo:

Overall, this seems like yet another non-scandal scandal about DeSantis. But why? And why now? The theory from some observers is that the media is trying to distract from the real scandal threatening to engulf New York Gov. Cuomo.

Report: Cuomo Admin Being Investigated by U.S. Attorney, FBI Over COVID-19 Response

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is reportedly being investigated by the US Attorney’s office in Brooklyn and the FBI over his coronavirus task force’s response to the pandemic.

According to the Albany Times Union, the investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office is in its early stages and focuses on the work of “some of the senior members of the governor’s task force.”

The Times Union reports:

Nearly three weeks after the governor’s task force was announced last year, the state health department issued an order directing nursing homes and other long-term care facilities that they must accept residents who were being discharged from hospitals even if they were still testing positive for the infectious disease, as long as they were able to care for them properly.

That directive, which was rescinded less than two months later, has been the focus of a firestorm of criticism directed at Cuomo’s administration, including allegations that the order — which the governor said was based on federal guidance — had contributed to the high number of fatalities of nursing home residents in New York. That assertion was largely dismissed in a report by the Department of Health that was released in July.

In January, New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a report which concluded the Cuomo Administration delayed reporting that thousands of nursing home patients died after getting infected at their facilities and that New York’s nursing home policy may have increased COVID infections.

Last night, CNN issued a statement that it’s host Chris Cuomo, who is the brother of the governor, will no longer be covering the administration after offering the New York leader fawning coverage of his COVID-19 response for months after the pandemic began.

For the full report, click HERE.

Gov. DeSantis Points Out Media Double Standards When It Comes to Masking

Gov. Ron DeSantis called out the double standards with establishment media when it comes to wearing masks, pointing out that they only care about proper mask wearing if the violators are people they “don’t like”

Mainstream media continues to harp on the fact that Super Bowl celebrators were not wearing masks. While being questioned by reporters on Wednesday, DeSantis said, “You guys really love that. You don’t care as much if it’s a ‘peaceful protest.’” Then it’s fine.” You don’t care as much if they’re celebrating a Biden election. You only care about it if it’s people you don’t like. I’m a Bucs fan. I’m damn proud of what they did on Sunday night.”

Breitbart reports:

DeSantis’s claim of selective outrage from members of the establishment media holds true, as Democrat officials largely praised — and in some cases participated in — the mass protests that dominated U.S. cities last year following the death of George Floyd.

Similarly, Democrats flocked to the streets in November after the mainstream media declared President Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was among prominent pro-maskers who tossed his own purported beliefs to the wayside, lowering his mask as he celebrated Biden’s victory with a large crowd of Biden supporters in New York City, once the U.S. epicenter of the Chinese coronavirus:

It’s no wonder people do not trust members of the mainstream media when you can see their clear and inherent biases.

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