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Gov. Ron DeSantis: People Want Hope, People Want Optimism


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis touts the state’s “proactive” policies that delivered “better results and a much lower death rate than we otherwise would.”

SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS: I had the head of the IDF in Israel on my radio show, about 16,000 coronavirus — people contracted the coronavirus, very low death rate, nobody in the military, not one death.   Now, we — they track people in terms of their location with their phone. They have intensive contact-tracing, government involvement. There might be civil liberties, constitutional issues, but it worked.   And I want to look at every place like Florida where things worked dramatically better as we now reopen the country.   New York has special challenges. I think 50 percent of the workplace can work from home. I think you could put people in respirators or wear masks and gloves. In the workplace, you’ll have half the people home so you have social distancing, as you open. And I think stadiums can open.   Are you thinking about opening up for MLB, NFL, maybe even NBA?   GOV. RON DESANTIS (R-FL): Well, certainly, we want to get there. I’m not going to promise that I’ll announce that tomorrow.   But I think — here’s the thing, Sean, we know who the vulnerable populations are. We know — if you look at the statistics for people under 50 who don’t have chronic conditions, I mean, you have an extremely low chance of death from this virus in those situations. And we know how to protect folks and social distance between those two groups.   And so, I think there’s a lot of things we’ve learned over the last six weeks. So I think we can take a step forward here in May, continue to build on that and get America back.   You know, I was thinking, just things in life that we take for granted, you’ve been doing this every day. I’ve been working as governor every day, but just think of all the parents. Their kids aren’t in school.   Little League is not going on. They don’t know — they’re not going to have a prom. They don’t have all these things that we’ve taken for granted.   I think people want some hope. I think people want some optimism. And I think we’re at the place where this has been tough. But we have a chance to really get to the light at the end of the tunnel. So that’s what we’re going to be trying to do in Florida over the next many weeks.   HANNITY: I’ll go through — I’ll go through a temperature check. I’ll go — I’ll wear a mask if I can go to a baseball game. I’ll do whatever it takes to protect — I’m pretty healthy — to protect everybody else.

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