DeSantis: We’re Not Doing Monkeypox Fear in Florida

DeSantis: We’re Not Doing Monkeypox Fear in Florida

DeSantis: We’re Not Doing Monkeypox Fear in Florida


Florida governor Ron DeSantis made his bones by expertly trolling elites and going against the grain with his Covid policy. Now he’s doing the same with Monkeypox in his state.


Government and Media Pushing Panic Over the ‘Pox

It’s not like liberal government and their media minions aren’t trying to send America into another panic mode. For example, the World Health Organization has declared that Monkeypox is now a global emergency. California and Los Angeles County have issued states of emergency due to the virus, as has San Diego.

In addition, IL Gov. J.B. Pritzker also declared a state of emergency, while Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a state of disaster existed in New York.

And in Florida, CBS Miami is ramping up fear among parents that their little crumb crunchers might acquire Monkeypox by touching things or something.

Plus, Nikki Fried, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services called upon Gov. DeSantis to issue a Monkeypox State of Emergency in Florida:

“While we are likely to see monkeypox cases continue to increase over the coming weeks, the state can – and must – take immediate action to limit the impact of this outbreak by declaring a state of emergency.”

Then again, Fried — the only Democrat in DeSantis’s cabinet — is running for governor against him, so of course she’s going to try to make hay about the pox.


DeSantis Says a Pox on, well, Monkeypox Panic

Ron DeSantis, however, is following the same playbook as he did over Covid: refusing to issue extreme measures. At a Wednesday press conference, the governor declared:

“I am so sick of politicians, and we saw this with COVID, trying to sow fear into the population. We had people calling, mothers worried about whether their kids could catch it at schools. We are not doing fear …”

“You see some of these states declaring states of emergency. They’re going to abuse those emergency powers to restrict your freedom. I guarantee you that’s what will happen.”

Not only that, but DeSantis also blasted that ubiquitous little troll of the CDC: Dr. Anthony Fauci.

We are not going to be like (Dr. Anthony) Fauci in the ’80s, claiming that families could get AIDS by sitting and watching TV together.”

On top of that, FL Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo echoed his governor’s No Fear policy by suggesting that the media are “trying to make you afraid of monkeypox or fill-in-the-blank.”

“These people are determined to make you afraid and do whatever it is they want you to do.”

Oh, boom!


DeSantis Didn’t Stop with Monkeypox

Ron DeSantis also blasted the current trend towards gender-altering surgeries in children, and called for doctors who provide them to be sued.

“You don’t disfigure 10-, 12-, 13-year-old kids based on gender dysphoria. Eighty percent of it resolves anyways by the time they get older. So why would you be doing this? I think these doctors need to get sued for what’s happening, I’m sorry.”

The governor shouldn’t feel sorry, however. The nation has gone mad over gender confusion in children, and someone needs to speak common sense.

But he is addressing a real health crisis in Florida, which is also devastating the rest of the nation, too. That would be opioid addiction and fentynl deaths.

Also at his presser on Wednesday, DeSantis announced a new program to help Florida families dealing with such crises. Called the Coordinated Opioid Recovery, or CORE, the network is the first of its kind in the nation. DeSantis laid part of the blame for this looming drug crisis at the feet of President Biden:

“Biden’s border crisis has caused a massive infusion of drugs coming into our state. This year we increased the penalties for individuals trafficking drugs in our state, and now we are giving Floridians the tools they need to break the substance abuse cycle.”

Nor is this program coming a moment too soon for Florida. So far in 2022 there have been nearly 2000 fatal overdoses of opioids in Florida, and in Brevard County, law enforcement is seizing increasing numbers of illicit drugs, especially fentanyl. Plus, the Sheriff’s office reported a 72% increase in drug overdose fatalities related to fentanyl.

So rather than engaging in Monkeypox Panic Porn, Gov. Ron DeSantis is focusing on health issues that are truly important. But he’s not done with major announcements.

On Wednesday evening, DeSantis’s press secretary Christina Pushaw teased the public with this tweet:


What could it be? Stay tuned, but whatever it is, it won’t be a state of emergency for Monkeypox. But it will be fun to see the liberal media meltdown; after all, other than Donald Trump, no one makes progressive heads explode like Gov. Ron DeSantis.


UPDATE: Gov. DeSantis stepped up to the plate again and suspended a State Attorney for vowing to not enforce Florida restrictions on abortion and child sex changes.

Thread is here. Well done, Governor. Well done.


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  • Cameron says:

    I am sure that Saint Doctor Anthony Fauci (PBUH) will be releasing a recommendation that gay men stop having unprotected sex with multiple partners like he did during the AIDS crisis…why are you all laughing so hard?

    And nice to see pushback against the transtrenders. More of this please.

    • NTSOG says:

      “I am sure that Saint Doctor Anthony Fauci (PBUH) will be releasing a recommendation that gay men stop having unprotected sex with multiple partners like he did during the AIDS crisis …”

      Don’t hold you breath. It seems to me that there is no shame in homosexual men [or their progressive supporters/apologists] who seek and engage in multiple ‘dalliances’ with other men, but rather they are almost proud of declaring to the broader public what they do in private[?] with multiple partners and then they seek sympathy when they catch some disease and demand the best medical treatment. Some of those affected are interviewed by national media and, without a hint of shame or embarrassment, relate what they have been doing to catch the disease.

      A headline from the far-left-leaning [national] Australian Broadcasting Corporation: “Third-generation monkeypox vaccines secured, with gay and bi-sexual men in high risk categories targeted for first roll out”. There is no comment about personal responsibility or morality in regard to such high-risk behaviour. Apparently such behaviour is now the norm for progressives and the ‘victims’ deserve our support.

  • NTSOG says:

    It was with great relief – not – that I read this today: “Dr John Thornhill, Consultant Physician in HIV and Sexual Health at Queen Mary University of London, said it is important to stress that monkeypox is “not a sexually transmitted infection” in the traditional sense. This is because it can be acquired through any kind of close physical contact.”

    There you go! We should all feel relieved even though “[a]bout 97 per cent of the monkeypox cases in the United Kingdom have been reported in men who have sex with other men.”

    Well it may not be a ‘traditional’ sexually transmitted disease, but blokes having sex with many other blokes are sure doing a great job spreading it and it could still spread to folks who don’t go around humping everything that moves and breathes. Apparently simple physical contact with an infected person can result in infection.

    “A spokesperson for Australia’s Department of Health said “stigmatising people because of a disease is never okay and has no place in a public health response”.

    “Monkeypox is spread via close physical contact and anyone can get or pass on monkeypox, regardless of their sexuality. Communication from the Department makes this very clear.

    “We do recognise the concern that gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men” have about the disease, the spokesperson said, adding the department was working closely with peak bodies and organisations.”

    It seems that this government agency has little concern for the welfare and concerns of the majority of the population who refrain from promiscuous sex. As for ‘stigmatising people because of a disease’ it seems to me that members of the homosexual population are stigmatising themselves by their own profligate behaviour.

    And now back to Cameron’s naughty corner.

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  • An emergency is “an unforeseen event requiring immediate action.” Monkeypox fails both adjectives.

  • Scott says:

    “We do recognise the concern that gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men”

    They could simplify that to just “gay men”.. You can play all the word games you want, but a dude that screws other dudes is gay… Period, full stop

  • jeremy says:

    Andrew Gillum should probably be worried about monkeypox

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