The Florida governor leaves beaches open for spring break, hundreds (more likely thousands) get infected — many stay in Florida, but many others return to their homes throughout the country — and Florida sets itself up to become the next hot spot of infection.
Even though Florida was late to the infection game, it is now quickly rising in the charts, rapidly surpassing other states.
Instead of learning from the governors who acted early, immediately and aggressively, most notably Gavin Newsom of California (whose state had the first confirmed community transmission) or Jay Inslee of Washington (whose state had the first deaths), Ron DeSantis of Florida denied the science, ignored the experts and delayed and deferred as the embers of infection festered.
Now all of a sudden he wants to start acting. He issues a stay-home order (but exempts large gatherings at churches, whose religious superstitionists believe that prayer that can’t stop bullets can stop viruses, where their denial of Darwin will allow natural selection to work against them and help our species evolve forward a bit), but it is too little, too late, and the “Sunshine State” is about to get burned.