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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…. Fox & Friends First: “Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis reacts after the CDC allegedly misrepresented COVID-19 cases in the state”

8/11/2021

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT….
Fox & Friends First: “Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis reacts after the CDC allegedly misrepresented COVID-19 cases in the state”

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis reacts after the CDC allegedly misrepresented COVID-19 cases in the state
Fox & Friends First
Jillian Mele and Todd Piro
August 11, 2021
To watch interview, click here.
 
FOX & FRIENDS FIRST: …. The Florida Department of Health says multiple days were counted as one. Here to react, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Jimmy Patronis. Tell me how this happens.
 
CFO PATRONIS: Look, the CDC got Florida’s numbers wrong, what else did they get wrong? I mean it’s obvious that Joe Biden and the CDC are just obsessed with my Governor Ron DeSantis and you know, if they care so much, I just don’t understand why Biden doesn’t deal with the boarder first.
 
FOX & FRIENDS FIRST: How does this happen? In your mind what do you think went wrong here?
 
CFO PATRONIS: You know again, I just think it goes back to just the obsession duel between the Governor and the President. Florida is doing things right. COVID is a serious condition, but we’re in a different spot than we were last year. We have access to vaccines. We have access to different drug therapies now. I’m vaccinated and I think people should get vaccinated. But again, I think this is just an obsession each other.
 
FOX & FRIENDS FIRST: …..My research show that this is because they double counted things on the weekend, whereas the Florida data single counted. Is that the way you understand the problem?
 
CFO PATRONIS: … About 900 people a day are moving to the state of Florida and they’re moving with their feet. Their making the decision to move to a state that is balancing keeping the economy open and keeping our people safe.
 
FOX & FRIENDS FIRST: …Some folks over on CNN have proposed the idea of a travel ban on certain states like Florida, Louisiana… what do you think about that?
 
CFO PATRONIS: I wish the media elites would have said the same thing about Obama’s birthday party. It looked like a blast. I didn’t get an invite. But look, they’re going to hate on Florida and they’re going to continue to hate on Florida. Ask Governor Gretchen Whitmer, she put a travel ban on Florida and then she traveled to Florida, so again, I think let the numbers speak for themselves. 900 people a day are moving to our great state. It’s a great place to live…
 
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).