CNBC | August 11, 2021
DeSantis’ policies have been “utterly irresponsible,” said Lawrence Gostin, director of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law. He said the policies threaten to slow the entire nation’s progress in ending the pandemic, especially as schools reopen and employers begin to bring workers back to the office this fall.
“With a highly contagious delta variant raging through the state, the people have been largely abandoned by their state government,” Gostin said. “America is so close to getting back to normal. This could be a major setback to our national Covid response.”