Florida vs. California State COVID Data Proves Lockdowns Don’t Work

Over the past year, we’ve had an intriguing COVID experiment taking place in two of America’s biggest states: what would happen if one state essentially locked down because of COVID and another state essentially kept things open? All the mainstream media experts have told us that if that happened, the state that didn’t lock down would experience a massive death rate from COVID compared to the state that did lock down. Only that hasn’t happened at all, and we have the data to prove it. For the past year, California has effectively been shut down because of COVID. Most students haven’t attended school in a year. No kids sports have been played. Restaurants and bars, gyms, amusement parks, most public facing businesses, all of them have shut down in California to protect people from COVID. Disneyland has been shut down for over a year in the state. As a result, the California unemployment rate is 9.3%, and the COVID death rate per a million residents is 1,413. Meanwhile, Florida hasn’t shut down at all, at least not since around May of last year when the COVID restrictions were lifted in the state. All kids have attended schools in person since […]



Written by Clay Travis

OutKick founder, host and author. He's presently banned from appearing on both CNN and ESPN because he’s too honest for both.