DeSantis pushes back on Fauci warning that Florida is reopening too fast as coronavirus cases spike

Gov. Ron DeSantis defended Florida’s reopening after it was called into question by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

DeSantis, a Republican, responded on Friday to Fauci saying that Florida “jumped over a couple of checkpoints” to reopen early as the state has seen a massive uptick in coronavirus cases in recent weeks.

“I think there was really no justification to not move forward,” the governor said at a news conference, according to Newsweek. DeSantis said that there was only less than a 5% positivity rate for coronavirus tests when the state reopened in May.

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