Ron DeSantis boasts that under his leadership Florida took on the 'biomedical security state' during the Covid-19 pandemic in a new memoir. 'Power-hungry elites tried to use the coronavirus to impose an oppressive biomedical security state on America, but Florida stood as an impenetrable roadblock to such designs,' DeSantis writes in an excerpt obtained by DailyMail.com. DeSantis and his team have been trading barbs with reporters over his decision to ban critical race theory and queer theory in AP African American studies in recent weeks. The Florida governor has been increasing his national profile ahead of the book's launch, appearing at law enforcement events in Philadelphia, New York City and Chicago last week. Over the weekend, a cadre of wealthy donors gathered in Palm Beach, Fla., at a fundraising event for the 44-year-old Florida governor.