Newly reelected Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is once again proving why he has become one of the most popular state chief executives in the country.
This week, the GOP governor announced that his administration plans to petition the Florida Supreme Court and press justices to empower a grand jury for the purpose of investigating any “wrongdoing” regarding the COVID-19 vaccine makers.
Today, I’m announcing a petition with the Supreme Court of Florida to impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate any and all wrongdoing in Florida with respect to the COVID-19 vaccines,” DeSantis declared during a “Public Health Integrity Committee” roundtable discussion on Tuesday.
He went on to predict that state officials “anticipate that we will get approval for that.”
“The grand jury will investigate the potentially dangerous and deadly side effects the mRNA injections have had on Floridians,” the Florida Standard reported regarding the plan.
In part, the grand jury would be tasked with investigating concerns surrounding mRNA shots and myocarditis and holding manufacturers accountable for any misleading claims about the vaccines.
Notably, public officials, including President Brandon, initially pitched the coronavirus vaccines as a means to return to a state of pre-pandemic normalcy, yet they continued to push masks on the American public for an extended period of time after the vaccine rollout. Further, some, including Brandon, also falsely claimed that the vaccines would stop one from contracting the virus or transmitting it. Neither of those claims is true.
“We’re not in a position where we think that any virus — including the Delta virus, which is much more transmissible and more deadly in terms of non — unvaccinated people — the vi- — the various shots that people are getting now cover that. They’re — you’re okay. You’re not going to — you’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations,” Brandon said on July 21, 2021.
About a year later, Brandon — who has reportedly been vaccinated once and boosted three times — still contracted the virus.
As for DeSantis’ roundtable, Florida Standard noted: “DeSantis and [Florida Surgeon General Joseph] Ladapo were joined by a panel of experts, including: Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University; Tracy Høeg, an epidemiologist and clinical researcher; Dr. Joseph Fraiman, Emergency Medicine Physician in New Orleans; Steve Templeton, Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at Indiana University; Bret Weinstein, a public intellectual and former professor of evolutionary biology; Christine Stabell Benn, Professor in Global Health at the University of Southern Denmark and Martin Kulldorff, a biostatistician, epidemiologist and former professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.”
During the event, Lodapo said that his office would be creating a surveillance system to track sudden deaths that may be attributable to the vaccines. “We will answer this question. It is a question that I’m sure keeps the CEOs of Pfizer and Moderna up late at night, hoping no one ever looks,” he said. “We’re going to look here in Florida.”
“We’re bringing common sense back to public health recommendations,” said Ladapo. “We will be issuing recommendations that make sense and are scientifically valid.”
DeSantis was praised in many circles for using a legitimate science-based approach to policies adopted during the pandemic. For instance, he refused to implement statewide masking mandates and even went so far as to legally forgive Floridians who were issued fines by cities and other jurisdictions for not wearing a mask. In addition, he did not require state employees to take a vaccine, and pushed to keep schools around the state open rather than force kids to learn remotely for more than a year. Also, DeSantis moved very early on to protect nursing home residents, while goofball Democrats like then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo required nursing homes to take in COVID-positive patients, which then led to thousands of unnecessary deaths, critics say.
DeSantis is a great governor and would be the president our country needs.