Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Launched in 1974, the Conservative Political Action Conference is the largest gathering of conservatives in the world. (Tristan Wheelock/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The numbers are in. As if there was much doubt about it, a new study has revealed that some of our nation’s bluest big states underperformed on COVID response compared to ruby red Florida and others. The number crunching which combined deaths, economic harm, and educational impact, was done by the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, and it’s a doozy.
At the very bottom of the list of states, to the surprise of absolutely nobody who was paying attention, are New York and New Jersey. The Empire State’s handsy disgraced and former governor Andrew Cuomo was heralded as the leader the world needed on COVID just two years ago.