KNIGHT NEWS – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will not [be] declaring a state of emergency over the Monkeypox virus as cases rise to 985 people.
“You see some of these states declaring states of emergency, they’re going to abuse those emergency powers to restrict your freedom. We saw it so much with COVID,” DeSantis said.
Department of Health Spokesman Jeremy Redfern said that will he considers Monkeypox “low risk” he predicts more of the general public will contract the virus in the coming months.
“That being said, due to the lack of monkeypox vaccines from the federal government, we are expecting infections to increase,” Redfern said.
“Monkeypox is proving to be extremely painful for those infected, but the fatality rate remains at zero in the US.”
“We are not going to do fear. We are going to do facts.” – Gov. Ron DeSantis
RON DESANTIS ON MONKEYPOX: “Do not listen to their nonsense. I am so sick of politicians, and we saw this with COVID, trying to sow fear into the population." pic.twitter.com/TOHtorjxLh
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) August 3, 2022