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DeSantis Aide Deactivates Account Over COVID-19 Tweet

Gov. Ron DeSantis speaking during a news conference
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He has questioned the effectiveness of face mask mandates and has said that COVID-19 is less deadly than the flu.

A spokesman for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has deactivated his Twitter account after he posted a tweet that photos of each dead COVID-19 victim should be balanced with 99 photos of people who survive the disease.

The tweet was captured in screenshots by a WLRN reporter and a reporter from the Miami Herald.

In the post, Fred Piccolo tweeted a response to a photo gallery on COVID-19 victims and health care workers.

That tweet has since been deleted.

In the past, Piccolo has questioned the effectiveness of face mask mandates and has said that COVID-19 is less deadly than the flu.

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