Coronavirus War Room to fly banner in Tampa Thursday criticizing Gov. DeSantis’ pandemic response
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More than 74,000 individuals have died from COVID-19 in Florida.

The Coronavirus War Room, a project from Protect Our Care, is set to fly banners Thursday over Tampa criticizing Gov. Ron DeSantis as the U.S. nears one million deaths due to COVID-19.

The plane banners will be flown above the Amelie Arena prior to the Tampa Bay Lightning playoff game Thursday night, at around 5:30 p.m. The goal of the banners is to remind Floridians of the lives lost from COVID-19 under DeSantis’ leadership, the organization said in a news release.

“As DeSantis is busy campaigning for re-election and what many think are his higher ambitions — the U.S. recently hit the awful milestone of over one million lives lost due to COVID-19,” the Coronavirus War Room wrote in the release.

As of Thursday, the coronavirus has killed more than 999,000 people in the U.S., according to The Associated Press. Worldwide, the virus has killed at least 6.2 million since it emerged in late 2019.

More than 74,000 individuals have died from COVID-19 in Florida.

DeSantis has been a critic of strict mitigation measures, staunchly opposing mask and vaccine mandates as the COVID-19 pandemic has continued.

The COVID-19 pandemic struck Florida in March 2020 as lawmakers were wrapping the final weeks of that year’s Legislative Session. In his State of the State delivered in February, DeSantis railed against strict pandemic response measures.

However, his response to the pandemic has been criticized by other lawmakers, who saw the Governor’s position as too lax during the pandemic’s peak.

Kelly Hayes

Kelly Hayes studied journalism and political science at the University of Florida. Kelly was born and raised in Tampa Bay. A recent graduate, she enjoys government and legal reporting. She has experience covering the Florida Legislature as well as local government, and is a proud Alligator alum. You can reach Kelly at [email protected].


  • Tom

    May 12, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Laughing ass off.
    Meaningless jerks attempting to ridicule in Cheap Barnum and Bailey fashion.

    America’s Gov:
    1. Biden’s HHS stated Florida/Gov had most seniors inoculated!
    2. America’s Gov moved like lighting to get all seniors across state and other ages inoculated.
    3. DeSsntis, America’s Gov saved seniors lives, unlike fondler and mass murderer Cuomo.
    Did not resend them into nursing homes after Covid. Cuomo did.
    4. DeSantis did not write a book and make $5million on people dying. Like Cuomo Bastard!
    5. When the re outbreak hit, America’s Gov unlike any Gov in USA provided 50 Regeneron centers with monoclonal! In military Payton like fashion. Amazing leader.
    6. Kept schools open saving youth and parents jobs.
    7. Kept businesses open, saving jobs for Floridans.
    8. Desantis saved Florida for all.
    Do for America what done for Florida!

  • Dave

    May 13, 2022 at 9:33 am

    WE LOVE DeSantis! He actually has a brain and good will unlike most Politicians ! War room are a bunch of twits that need to leave Florida and go back to Seattle

  • Just a comment

    May 13, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    And they think that virus is badass ha ha ha lolol should see those illegal pocher

  • Edward Lyle

    May 15, 2022 at 8:59 am

    Democrats, Dr. Fraudci, and their Media PACs lied… and hundreds of thousands of innocent Americans have died or have had their lives ruined because of it… it’s just that simple, and there’s no getting around that truth anymore.

    Tony Fraudci is the Joseph Mengele of our time, and I believe that history will bear this out. If you’re still buying into the whole China Bio-Weapon Flu Scamdemic, or the latest Omi’con-job… then you deserve the misery it causes in your life.

  • Just a comment

    May 18, 2022 at 10:08 am

    Calling on angels

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