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Why did Corrupt Carlos cover up early warnings of COVID-19?

Shocking Miami Herald report raises alarm about lack of transparency and delayed response – Giménez public statements mirrored DeSantis’

In light of a shocking new report from the Miami Herald showing that the DeSantis administration kept Floridians in the dark for weeks about COVID-19, the Florida Democratic Party demands answers from the chief executive of Florida’s largest county.

REMINDER: In February, Giménez defended DeSantis and the Department of Health not releasing this information, saying: “I’m not going to sit here and criticize another agency for what they did or didn’t do….” and when pushed he got defensive for his non-answer, sputtering: “I don’t know, okay. You can ask them, okay.”

“Corrupt Carlos Giménez has followed Governor DeSantis’ lead on COVID-19 at every turn,” said FDP Deputy Communications Director Luisana Pérez Fernández. “Now that reports show the Governor hid crucial public health information from the public, Giménez must answer: when did he know about the threat that coronavirus posed to our community, and why did he defend this secrecy?”  

The Herald report shows that, for almost the entirety of February, DeSantis said nothing about the looming coronavirus threat even as state officials and first responders were sounding the alarm. And this is not just a transparency issue: a Columbia University study found that moving up the response date even one week could have saved many lives.

While DeSantis was downplaying the threat or ignoring it altogether, Giménez was moving in lockstep, and even going further, in denying the potential impact of coronavirus on Miami-Dade County, which would become the hardest-hit county in Florida:

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