Plan to visit a Florida beach next week? You might see the Grim Reaper.
Florida lawyer and political activist Daniel Uhlfelder really wants people to stay home — despite Governor Ron DeSantis’ decision to reopen some of the state’s beaches.
“People aren’t getting the message, so I thought, well, what would really make the message of, ‘Hey, we’re prematurely doing this, and it’s a matter of life and death. Let’s take a pause’?” he told People. “There’s nothing really as direct of a symbol of death as the Grim Reaper, and this virus kills people with real regularity.”
He’s correct: that certainly is one way of drawing attention.
Many of you have asked if I am willing to travel around Florida wearing Grim Reaper attire to the beaches and other areas of the state opening up prematurely. The answer is absolutely yes. Beginning May 1 we will hit the road here in state. Please retweet and spread the word. pic.twitter.com/UO7QKg161n
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) April 22, 2020
(Best reply: “Is that the deathguard?” from @davepaisley)
His tour of the Sunshine State isn’t solely for promoting social distancing awareness, though. He’s raising money for his PAC.
Perhaps he could (literally) get warmed up by starting here in Los Angeles this weekend, where officials are warning people to stay away from beaches despite a big heat wave.
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