Biden Wrong to Consider Restricting Travel to Florida

Covid numbers show this is not about saving lives, it’s about power

Fairfax, Va.According to the Associated Press, the Biden administration is considering imposing domestic travel restrictions, including on Florida, citing concerns of coronavirus mutations.

Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning had the following reaction:

“Florida has a dramatically lower Covid death rate than states such as New York and New Jersey. In fact, Florida’s Covid death is below the national average.  What’s more, the top five states with people who have had Covid are California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Illinois, which just so happen to be the five most populous states in the country. Of those states, New York and California and Illinois are for basically economically closed, while Texas and Florida are open. The Covid outcomes in Texas and Florida are significantly better than their closed counterparts.

“If the current occupant of the Oval Office wants to follow the science, he should issue an executive order demanding that all of the closed states reopen, as it is clear that destroying a state’s economy has nothing to do with saving lives and everything to do with power.

“Of course, if he did that, he’d be admitting that his predecessor was right and that the ‘dark winter’ that he predicted doesn’t have to come.”

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