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GOP members say newest COVID variant is blown out of proportion

Randy Mancini 51 November 30, 2021
FILE - James Robson, a biomedical engineering graduate student, holds a swab and specimen vial in the new COVID-19, on-campus testing lab, Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Boston University in Boston. The United States has improved its surveillance system for tracking new coronavirus variants such as omicron, boosting its capacity by tens of thousands of samples since early 2021. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

FILE – James Robson, a biomedical engineering graduate student, holds a swab and specimen vial in the new COVID-19, on-campus testing lab, Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Boston University in Boston. The United States has improved its surveillance system for tracking new coronavirus variants such as Omicron, boosting its capacity by tens of thousands of samples since early 2021. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Former Texas congressman Ron Paul and current Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had some strong thoughts regarding the latest COVID-19 variant frenzy. Paul, for instance, asserted the Omicron variant is yet another deception by Democrats and health bureaucrats.

“The fawning over this by the media really is pretty nauseating, how the propagandists promote all this stuff,” he stated.

In a new episode of his Liberty Report on Monday, Paul pointed out speculation of the Omicron variant is used by Democrat officials to justify new restrictions and government mandates. He said Africa has successfully fought COVID-19 and it had less infections than any other major regions.

The former congressman’s co-host, Daniel McAdams, then criticized Joe Biden’s travel ban on African nations. Paul also said Dr. Anthony Fauci and other officials are “stirring the pot” with claims of Omicron to validate their relevance in public debate.

People In Power Want You To Freak-Out Over Omicron — It Doesn't Mean That You Have To pic.twitter.com/rxyfy8X8lR

— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) November 29, 2021

Meanwhile, Governor DeSantis said the Sunshine State will not impose any lockdowns or restrictions amid the media frenzy over the Omicron variant. While speaking at a law enforcement conference in Orlando on Monday, the Republican said media-driven hysteria is infringing of people’s freedom when it comes to any variants of COVID-19.

The governor then stressed that he will not allow Biden and his officials to lock down his fellow Floridians or destroy their jobs and businesses.

“In Florida, we will not let them lock you down, we will not let them take your jobs, we will not let them harm your businesses, we will not let them close your schools,” stated the governor. “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

DeSantis also cited South African doctors who identified the new variant as saying all its cases have been mild and none of the patients required hospitalization.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters and members of the media after a bill signing Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in Brandon, Fla. DeSantis signed a bill that protects employees and their families from coronavirus vaccine and mask mandates. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters and members of the media after a bill signing Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in Brandon, Fla. DeSantis signed a bill that protects employees and their families from coronavirus vaccine and mask mandates. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

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