Protesters cut off press conference by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

At least four protesters interrupted a press conference by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday to accuse him of lying to the public and mismanaging the coronavirus pandemic as the state records more than 10,000 new cases for the sixth consecutive day.

In the video, the four men are seen in the back of OneBlood’s headquarters in Orlando shouting ‘shame on you’ at DeSantis, who they say has ‘lied to the public’.

Another protester shouted: ‘You are mismanaging! Shame on you!’

“Thousands of dead are in your hands,” shouts a third as the police try to escort the men outside.

After the men exited the room, DeSantis told reporters: ‘And we won’t unblock the police, don’t worry about that. ”

But the commotion did not end with the escort of the men. Moments later, we see them knocking on the windows of a building chanting “Shame on you”.

The incident occurred the same day Florida reported 10,347 new cases, the sixth day in a row the state reported more than 10,000 new infections.

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At least four protesters interrupted a press conference by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (on the podium) on Monday to accuse him of lying to the public and mismanaging the coronavirus pandemic as the state records more than 10,000 new case for the sixth consecutive day.

In the video, the four men (left and right) are seen in the back of OneBlood's headquarters in Orlando shouting 'shame on you' at DeSantis, who they say has 'lied to the public' '.

In the video, the four men (left and right) are seen in the back of OneBlood’s headquarters in Orlando shouting ‘shame on you’ at DeSantis, who they say has ‘lied to the public’ ‘.

'Thousands of dead are in your hands,' shouts one protester (right) as police try to escort the men outside

‘Thousands of dead are in your hands,’ shouts one protester (right) as police try to escort the men outside

Overall, the state has reported 350,047 cases since March 1. Another 92 people have died in Florida, bringing the state’s death toll to 5,183.

Florida hospitals say they are in desperate need of remdesivir – a drug that has been shown to shorten average hospitalization times – to treat coronavirus patients who fill beds.

In response, DeSantis announced that 30,000 vials of the drug were being shipped to the state – enough to treat around 5,000 patients.

NBC Miami reports that the state is currently recording an average of 114 deaths per day over the past week.

Dade County had the highest total number of cases with 87,035, followed by Broward County with 40,976.

And despite cases of escalation in Florida, Walt Disney World continues to welcome guests to its theme parks.

In a recent statement, the company said it would ban customers from eating while walking through its parks, telling visitors they need to be stationary and socially aloof if they want to remove their masks to eat.

Florida hospitals say they are in desperate need of remdesivir - a drug that cuts average hospitalization times - to treat coronavirus patients who fill beds

Florida hospitals say they are in desperate need of remdesivir – a drug that cuts average hospitalization times – to treat coronavirus patients who fill beds

In response, DeSantis announced that 30,000 vials of the drug were being shipped to the state - enough to treat around 5,000 patients.

In response, DeSantis announced that 30,000 vials of the drug were being shipped to the state – enough to treat around 5,000 patients.

Guests were allowed to return to the ‘happiest place in the world’ when the Florida theme park reopened on July 11, but Disney officials have already had to correct a glaring flaw in its operations. face mask policies.

The original policy required that visitors “bring their own face blankets and wear them at all times, except when eating or swimming.”

But the new policy, updated Monday, clarified that guests “ may remove your face while actively eating or drinking, but you must be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distance. ”

DeSantis does not appear to be considering a possible state shutdown despite calls from local leaders to do so.

Several Florida Democrats sent a letter to DeSantis on Friday urging it to issue a statewide housekeeping and mask order.

“As you know, the state hit a record number of confirmed COVID-19 cases last week – including more than 15,000 positive cases, a national record, last Sunday,” the representatives wrote last week.

“Florida is now the global epicenter of this pandemic… Over the past week, Florida has twice reported its highest daily COVID-19 deaths and an average of 90 deaths per day.

“These are devastating trends and we are concerned that you have neglected to take meaningful steps to bring the epidemic under control in our state,” the letter continued.

Democratic leaders have warned that if the state does not shut down, “ Florida’s economy will contract and shut down on its own, unnecessarily subjecting Floridians to lost jobs and wages, as well as to preventable death and disease. ”

And despite cases of escalation in Florida, Walt Disney World continues to welcome guests (pictured July 15) to its theme parks

And despite cases of escalation in Florida, Walt Disney World continues to welcome guests (pictured July 15) to its theme parks

Guests line up to ride the Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista on July 16

Guests line up to ride the Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista on July 16

Indicators for the country have worsened, including an increasing number of cases, deaths and hospitalizations as well as positive test result rates.

The virus has killed 140,000 people in the United States and infected an estimated 3.7 million, the world’s leading double digits.

Florida is one of at least 14 states that have reported record hospitalizations so far in July. Other states include Alabama, Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia, Nevada, and Texas. In California, the city of Los Angeles is about to issue a new stay at home.

Meanwhile, Chicago reimposed some coronavirus restrictions on Monday.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced new restrictions to take effect on Friday, including a ban on indoor service at bars and the closure of personal services such as shaves and facials that require removal masks.

“While we’re not near the peak of the pandemic at the start of the year, neither of us want to go back,” Lightfoot said in a statement.

New York state reported the fewest coronavirus hospitalizations in four months on Monday, as New York City entered a new phase of reopening.

The state, at one point the epicenter of the pandemic, recorded eight deaths on Sunday, while the total number of people hospitalized with the disease fell to 716, the fewest since March 18, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. .

There are more than 3.7 million confirmed cases of the virus in the United States with at least 140,563 deaths

There are more than 3.7 million confirmed cases of the virus in the United States with at least 140,563 deaths

Cuomo called the numbers “ good news, ” although a Reuters analysis of data from the COVID tracking project showed cases increased last week for the first time since April, to more than 5,000, breaking a 13-week streak of decline.

Meanwhile, the Trump administration is pushing for schools to reopen in a matter of weeks and is resisting a federal mandate that people wear masks in public, which is part of what Cuomo called a federal government response ‘ “ incompetent ”.

“I told the president from day one: this virus does not respond to politics,” Cuomo said at a press conference. “The solution is medicine and science.

The governor said the country was still “ not at all prepared ” as other states lagged behind in testing, contact tracing and personal protective equipment or doctors and nurses.

“Their mistake was that they listened to the president,” Cuomo said, while blowing up “stupid and reckless” people in his own state who constantly gather in large groups.

Trump denied trying to downplay the danger in an interview with Fox News on Sunday, accusing China of allowing the virus to escape and criticizing experts for being wrong in their early analysis of the outbreak.

Trump called Anthony Fauci, America’s top infectious disease official, an “ alarmist. ”

On Monday, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said the United States now has better testing capacity and more personal protective equipment.

“This administration is really fighting to protect our freedoms, but we want people to know that freedom comes with responsibility,” Adams told Fox News.

“ And part of that responsibility is wearing a face mask when you go out, washing your hands, trying to watch your distance from others. ”

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