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Florida & Texas Case Surges Produces Small Fraction of New York Deaths

Total371 On Sunday Florida reported 87 new coronavirus deaths and 12,523 new coronavirus cases. Those totals pushed Florida coronavirus deaths to 4,982 and total cases in Florida to 350,047. Texas, meanwhile, presently has 4,007 deaths and 330,501 cases. As most of the media attention over the past several weeks has focused on the increase in More

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Written by Clay Travis

Clay Travis is an author, radio show host, lawyer, TV analyst, and the founder of OutKick (formerly known as Outkick the Coverage).
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  1. I currently live in the Gulf Coast of Florida and have chosen to take precautions given risk factors that my wife has making her potentially more vulnerable. That said, I totally agree with this article as well as the insight consistently provided by Outkick.

    From the get go, my biggest concern was the mandatory shutdown and the larger scale longer term impact: financial, mental, as well as peripheral health related. Obviously do not want to see people fall victim to COVID, but looked at it rationally. Why should folks with extremely limited risk lose their job or business because of others that may be at risk who can handle themselves accordingly, especially with the level of services available today in this day and age.

    In challenging times great leaders/teams deliver hope while stepping up to truly lead, dealing with facts and reality. Not the case from the loudest voices across traditional and social media, Hollywood, as well as non-Conservative politicians.

    We as a country should come together as one to get past this and support those in need, but unfortunately leftist agendas will clearly prohibit that or at the very least make it harder than it needs to be.

  2. Whenever I present a derivation of this argument (highlighting the fact states pushed COVID patients into elder care facilities) to liberals, I hear: “quit making this about politics” and “we are all in this together.” Speaking of that, since the outbreak has shifted south, the refrain that we are all in this together has been missing from the national news. I wonder why?

  3. And yet the man pictured above coined this headscratching beauty. We know that, when you do it properly, you bring down those cases. We have done it. We have done it in New York,” he told PBS’s Judy Woodruff. “New York got hit worse than any place in the world. And they did it correctly.”

    Huh? They literally were the complete opposite of anything correct. Incredible.

    As if the nursing home debacle wasn’t bad enough, Cuomo juking the stats to help cover the devestating impact of his policy was reprehensible.

    Statements like this are the reason my faith in Dr Fauci is waneing very rapidly

    Think about that, NY did it right? Amazing

  4. I live in Texas. Our governor has made us start wearing masks in any county with more than 20 deaths. I do live in one of these. He also has said, there will be no more shutting down of our state. He understands people have to work and kids need to be in class. Texans for the most part want our lives back and in my opinion, he’s doing everything possible to accomplish this. He’s definitely not “bowing down” to the Mob. It’s great fully appreciated here!!

  5. Fellow Texan here and I co-sign everything you just said. I get friends and family in other states (and Canada) that reach out to me saying “Hey man, be careful, I seen in the news the cases are blowing up in Texas…” to which I reply “Thank you, but my state’s handling this way better than what you’re reading/watching in the news” and when I bring up how the coronavirus deaths in TX are a fraction of what NY’s is even with the surge in positives, they change the subject. I gotta thank Clay for being a general in getting the TRUE Covid-19 stats out regardless of how much the (left-loving) media wants to ignore them.

  6. I haven’t heard the phrase “info-tainment” in a long time, but it still applies. It’s why the Weather Channel presents you with the worst hurricane path predictions or why local news broadcasts start with who died in your town. They present some selective bits of information get you to tune in repeatedly. All media companies require eyeballs to watch in order to survive- even Outkick. The difference with Outkick is they provide more complete “info” with the “entertainment.” No story is fully understandable until you get all the information, the context surrounding the story, and something comparable to put it into perspective. Until I get those three, I’m not drawing any conclusions, let alone shut down a state or country.

    Thanks for this article, Clay. More states need to rip the band-aid off instead of live in fear.

  7. I am uncertain on the timing of Cuomo’s decision to send infected patients back into nursing homes, but if you recall the Navy hospital ship comfort was sent to New York harbor and the Javits Center was converted into hospital space. This is not to mention field hospitals that were set up by the Federal Government and private groups. These extra facilities were hardly used, so it seems to me that the hospital bed availability argument is not proper to defend his decision. On the contrary, if you listen to Governor DeSantis he made a point of not putting patients back into nursing homes with non-infected patients. Florida set up Covid only nursing home facilities for those who required them. Hence, fewer nursing home deaths.

    While this doesn’t explain the entire discrepancy in death rate between New York and Florida, it does go a long way towards contrasting an improper response (Cuomo) that is being praised and a proper response (DeSantis) that is getting attacked. Draw your own conclusions on why that is happening.

  8. Facts are now political, even if by knowingly ignoring them people die or have their livelihood savaged. KIds and the back to school “debate” are the latest pawns for the Left.

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