DML Morning Briefing Jan 4

DML Morning Briefing Jan 4: Less in More in the Battle Against the Left

By Dennis Michael Lynch

1. DeSantis destroys liberal lawmakers who vacation in Florida
Fox News – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis joked about how Democrats from states with “draconian” coronavirus policies keep popping up in his state for vacation.

DeSantis was asked about this during a press conference Monday after progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was spotted in Miami over the weekend, not wearing a mask while at a crowded drag bar.
“If I had a dollar for every lockdown politician who decided to escape to Florida over the last two years, I’d be a pretty doggone wealthy man, let me tell you,” DeSantis joked. “I mean, congresspeople, mayors, governors, I mean you name it.”

“It’s interesting the reception that some of these folks will get in Florida,” the governor continued, “because I think a lot of Floridians say wait a minute you’re bashing us because we’re not doing your draconian policies, and yet we’re the first place you want to flee to, to basically to be able to enjoy life.”

DML: Less is more.  That’s my motto for this year.  And so when it comes to politics the less we allow the liberals to get away with the lies, false statistics and phony narratives — no matter the topic, be it immigration, Covid, jobs, crime… — the more we advance towards removing them from power.  Gov. Ron DeSantis shows what real leadership looks like each and every day.  Whether it’s dealing with the media, helping Florida remain the best state in the nation, or assisting his wife during cancer treatments, it’s people like Ron who can truly make America great again.
2. AP asks readers: Why are so many vaccinated people getting COVID-19 lately?

AP -Why are so many vaccinated people getting COVID-19 lately?

A couple of factors are at play, starting with the emergence of the highly contagious omicron variant. Omicron is more likely to infect people, even if it doesn’t make them very sick, and its surge coincided with the holiday travel season in many places.

People might mistakenly think the COVID-19 vaccines will completely block infection, but the shots are mainly designed to prevent severe illness, says Louis Mansky, a virus researcher at the University of Minnesota.

And the vaccines are still doing their job on that front, particularly for people who’ve gotten boosters.

Two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine still offer strong protection against serious illness from omicron. While those initial doses aren’t very good at blocking omicron infection, boosters — particularly with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines — rev up levels of the antibodies to help fend off infection.