DeSANTIS DEFIANT: Omicron Won’t Change Policy, Florida Won’t Bend to ‘Fauci-ism’

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) weighed in on the most recent COVID variant, omicron —and it sounds like it won’t alter his policies in the slightest down in the Sunshine State. Floridians will continue to make their own choices as it relates to their personal health.

“I have no problem if somebody is worried, if they’re scared of omicron, and they want to lock down or they want to isolate. That is absolutely their decision in a free society, but you don’t impose ‘Fauci-ism’ on the whole country or on the whole state. It’s wrong,” said DeSantis.

Florida is reporting cases of omicron COVID, but symptoms appear to be mild. The first case was discovered in James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa.

“The patient is experiencing mild symptoms and had recently returned from international travel,” a representative for the hospital said in a statement. “Our providers were able to quickly detect, test, confirm and add this data to our developing understanding of this strain.”