Florida Politics – Gov. Ron DeSantis challenged the Joe Biden White House again Tuesday on vaccine distribution, saying that more doses were needed and rejecting the narrative that his administration wasn’t doing enough.
The Governor slammed as “disingenuous” claims from the White House that the state had only distributed roughly half of its vaccines, saying the state was “number one in the country” for vaccinations given among populous states.
DeSantis noted that when he addressed media Monday in Jacksonville, he “explained how these doses work with the second doses coming in.”
“We’re not going to divert second doses away from seniors,” DeSantis said.
“Seniors want it. We’re going to do it.”
“If the implication is you should be giving those doses away to other people, that’s not the way the FDA has prescribed it,” he added.
“We’re absolutely committed to that,” he added, reiterating belief in a two-shot regimen.
As he has said previously, the Governor said the state could handle as many as 500,000 first-shot inoculations per week, much more than the 266,000 shots the state gets.
“The possibilities are endless and contingent on getting more of the first dose,” DeSantis contended.
The Governor also swatted away a question about an expanded role for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, reiterating his claim that “all we need are more doses.”
DeSantis avoided the inflammatory FEMA camp metaphor he workshopped previously on the subject …
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