Popular Florida Governor Ron DeSantis does not gamble with his residents’ safety. He takes the welfare of his state seriously and has confronted the federal government on several occasions.
DeSantis was aware of medical freedom of choice during the epidemic and declined to endorse vaccination requirements in his state. He has been outspoken on the idea that vaccines should be optional, fighting against federal and private employer vaccination requirements. In addition, he has listened to professionals discuss the negative effects of the vaccine and the role it played in the deaths of many vaccinated individuals, and he has observed the increase in the number of instances.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, several public health professionals assert that COVID-19 immunizations are safe and that major adverse effects are exceedingly uncommon. However, DeSantis interprets the data differently, and he is acting for the current and future health of his citizens.
In early December, DeSantis had hinted that he planned to take action against vaccine makers. During a Republican rally in Florida, He promised an audience that his administration will hold the producers accountable for the mRNA vaccine because “they said there were no side effects and we know that there have been a lot.” DeSantis cited a research undertaken by the Florida Department of Health in October, when Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo advocated against mRNA vaccinations for any males between the ages of 18 and 39. In its recommendation, the state stated that the danger of cardiac issues “certainly” outweighs the benefits of immunization, noting an increase in cardiac-related fatalities among the males surveyed.
DeSantis, a Republican who handily won reelection last month, has petitioned the highest court of the Sunshine State for an order to convene a statewide grand jury to investigate any malfeasance using COVID-19 vaccinations.
“Florida law prohibits fraudulent practices, including the dissemination of false or misleading advertisements of a drug and the use of any representation or suggestion in any advertisement relating to a drug that an application of a drug is effective when it is not,” the governor’s petition states.
“The pharmaceutical industry has a notorious history of misleading the public for financial gain. Questions have been raised regarding the veracity of the representations made by the pharmaceutical manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines, particularly with respect to transmission, prevention, efficacy, and safety. An investigation is warranted to determine whether the pharmaceutical industry has engaged in fraudulent practices. The people of Florida deserve to know the truth,” the petition notes.
According to a press release, the state will also investigate the phenomenon of people passing away after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Joseph Ladapo, the state’s surgeon general, “will conduct research through the University of Florida to assess sudden deaths of individuals in good health who received a COVID-19 vaccine. The Department of Health will also utilize disease surveillance and vital statistics to assess such deaths.”
DeSantis is also taking actions regarding the future health of his citizens, keeping in mind that his state government should be informed of private sector and federal government pronouncements regarding diseases and treatments that may or may not be factual and/or acceptable for Florida residents.
The state will also form a Public Health Integrity Committee, which according to The Blaze would give “critical assessments” of the activities of federal agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control, and National Institutes of Health.
“The Surgeon General will oversee the Public Health Integrity Committee, a committee of expert researchers charged with assessing federal decisions, recommendations, and guidance related to public health and health care,” according to the press release. “The Surgeon General would then receive input from the committee to ensure public health policies are tailored for Florida’s communities and aligned with state priorities.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
DeSantis’ announcements came at the end of a 90-minute long roundtable with Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo that focused of the alleged harms from the COVID-19 vaccine, the Tampa Bay Times reported. INcluded in the roundtable discussion, which streamed live from a West Palm Beach studio, was Stanford professor Jay Bhattacharya, who is popular in conservative circles for critiquing COVID-19 vaccine mandates and for authoring the “Great Barrington Declaration,” which denounced lockdown policies. Also included were Tracy Hoeg, a California epidemiologist who has done COVID-19 vaccine research with the Florida Department of health, and Joseph Fraiman, an emergency room doctor in Louisiana who has said there’s no “clear benefit” for the COVID vaccine for children. DeSantis said all three, among others on the panel, will be part of the new committee. CONTINUE READING…