Ron DeSantis pushes for sweeping protections against COVID-19 mandates in Florida

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis informed “Unfiltered with Dan Bongino” his plan for medical freedom in Florida by proposing protections for residents within the subsequent legislative session.

If accepted by the Florida legislature, his measures embody a ban on vaccine and masks necessities in faculties for college kids in addition to companies hiring or firing primarily based on one’s vaccine standing.

“It was textbook pandemic preparedness that you simply hold issues going,” DeSantis mentioned. “That is what actually we tried to do in Florida. Having youngsters at school was actually necessary, however then what we did, I feel higher than anybody, is we protected our residents towards this vax getting used as a weapon.”

FLORIDA GOV. RON DESANTIS SAYS THERE WILL BE NO CHILDREN’S COVID VACCINE MANDATE

Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., and his spouse, Casey DeSantis. 
(Joe Raedle/Getty Photographs)

“We banned vaccine passports virtually two years in the past, and I feel the powers that be from Biden on down, they wished to marginalize folks from society in case you did not take this. They wished to disclaim you the flexibility to earn a dwelling in case you did not take it, and so they wished youngsters to not even have the ability to go to high school in case you did not take it.”

DeSantis signed payments in 2021 concerning vaccine mandates in response to President Biden’s govt order for COVID-19 vaccinations amongst all federal employees and contractors within the govt department, and a vaccine mandate for firms with greater than 100 staff.

“We protected Floridians throughout the board, their jobs, their training, and their means to take part in society,” DeSantis mentioned. “That has preserved freedom in our state, however I feel it helped protect freedom in different states.”

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“This coming legislative session, we will make all these protections everlasting. We’re additionally going so as to add protections so that individuals, you may’t be fired in your job, however some companies are treating folks otherwise primarily based on whether or not they’ve had an mRNA booster.”

The Florida Supreme Court docket in December granted a petition from DeSantis to have a grand jury examine any wrongdoing by COVID-19 vaccine producers.

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Florida’s common legislative session will convene April 10 and run no later than June 8.

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