Schumer Says It Is ‘Premature’ to Claim Florida Has Succeeded in Coronavirus Fight

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is warning Florida officials against declaring victory in the fight against coronavirus.

On Wednesday, Florida Gov. Ron Desantis (R ) blasted the members of the media for criticizing his state’s response to the virus. He also said the state had “succeeded” without implementing statewide stay-at-home orders.

“What he’s saying is premature,” Schumer said during an appearance on ABC’s “The View” on Thursday. “Most of the experts say if this is going to come back, because we moved too soon, it’ll take several months before that happens.”

He continued, “To compare New York and Florida is sort of like apples and oranges. We were the hotspot. We had more coronavirus cases than anybody else.”

“And so, I think you’ve got to be careful, and you’ve got to listen to the scientists,” he added. 

Schumer also said it is “premature at best and could be dangerous” to suggest that Florida has succeeded in the coronavirus fight and lift restrictions. 

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Desantis on Wednesday appeared to claim victory in the battle against coronavirus, “So we have succeeded, and I think that people just don’t want to recognize it because it challenges their narrative, it challenges their assumptions.”

He also slammed reporters who “waxed poetically for weeks” and predicted an explosion of cases of the virus. 

He continued, “Wait two weeks, Florida’s going to be next. Just like Italy, wait two weeks. Well, hell we’re eight weeks away from that, and it hasn’t happened.”

“So they got to try and find a boogeyman, maybe that there are black helicopters circling the Department of Health. If you believe that, I got a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you,” he added.

As the coronavirus spread around the world and states across the country implemented lockdown measures, scientists warned that lifting restrictions too early could leave society vulnerable to another wave of the virus in the fall. 

Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider told CBS News that a second coronavirus is “very, very likely to happen.” 

She added, “This may put a heavy strain on an already taxed healthcare system, so I think we need to be preparing for this now.”


  1. Chuck Schumer should worry more about HIS governor and the way he is mishandling things in NY than other states governors. If governor DeSantis is not violating the US constitution or federal laws or regulations, he needs to tell Nancy’s lap dog to shut the hell up and mind his own business.

  2. Of course you’re a hotspot when you pack people into your city like sardines, and you can’t even begin to attempt to provide treatment for your overpopulated city. Maybe the lesson here is stop jamming people into your city if you ran out of room then that’s your population cap. Let them move into the areas surrounding the city or elsewhere in general. You don’t need to try and jam millions of people into a single city when we have so much open areas outside the city cluster.

  3. Schumer has his fingers crossed. He doesn’t care about people’s lives. He cares about control. And that means blaming President Trump for anything and everything. Real or imagined.

  4. Kushner, the babyboy killer, declared victory over the virus when the death too was 60,000 and the number of sick was over 600,000 : less than a month ago. De Santis, the uber loyal president’s ass kisser, is just parroting the trumpisaseriouslyphukedup line.

    1. In 2017, 70 million people caught the flu. In the United States. There were over 80,000 deaths. We never heard a word about it. The scientists have not been right about anything yet.

      1. Shhhh Julie. – That would make too much sense and keep the Dems from claiming every death is trumps fault while Cuomo packs Covid patients in nursing homes and tells people they are going to be arrested for not wearing a mask while “not wearing a mask “
        I wonder how many tests we would have if we weren’t trying to produce ventilators that were not needed, build hospitals that were not needed, and retool ships that were not needed all because of the media screaming nonsense.
        This is the most corrupt ridiculousness In the history of this country.
        These people are sick, they would rather a depression happened than watch trump win in a landslide.
        These people are evil.
        They’ll just claim This is just, homophobic, xenophobic, racist Republican conspiracy theories as they beat up old men wearing a MAGA hat
        Trump 2020, bring Manufacturing home, make this economy great again DeSantis 2024 & 2028. Hopefully that’ll be enough to piss him off and leave

      2. As of 5/21/20 nearly 1, 600,000 people have been confirmed to have contracted the virus and over 95,000 are confirmed to have died from it in the USA. Both numbers WILL increase substantially before this wave of the pandemic passes.

    2. This moron leads the sdtate with the most deaths and the biggest bunders. The five Democratic run states accounted for over half the deaths. Yet they have the balls to comment on how others are working? NY city and NY state are circling into the toilet. They will be kissing Trump’s butt for funding. Too bad the rest of the country is more than willing to watch them fail.

      AOC happy she forced out Amazon now? Taxpayers and businesses are fleeing taking their tax dollars with them. How will they pay for all their promises now????

      1. When last I checked my doctors, grocery store and pharmacy all took crossed fingers as legitimate methods of payment. SMH

      2. Hey dipshit Robert !
        While you’ve locked your head in your rectum to avoid the facts and the truth as do all trumpukelicans Amazon chose to locate its headquarters in NYC WITHOUT receiving ANY of the incentives and tax abatements it originally demanded.

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