Southern governors who minimized risk now cautiously reopening states
TAMPA, Fla. - Last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was criticized for not quickly closing his state down - and allowing spring breakers to party on beaches - as the novel coronavirus spread. Neighboring Alabama insisted that it did not face the same threat from the virus as other places did, as did Mississippi, whose governor insisted his state was "never going to be China."
Apr 30. 2020