THE FREE PRESS – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis once again rejected the idea of COVID-19 vaccine mandates — if, this time, imposed by the federal government.
The Republican incumbent was responding to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, recommending that the COVID vax be included in the series of shots required of children.
The ACIP passed the proposal by a vote of 15-0 — even as the number of new cases for people of all ages is at one of the lowest points since the pandemic started in March 2020.
The ACIP also voted just days after a top Pfizer executive admitted to the European Parliament that the company never tested the vaccine to determine if it would stop transmission of the virus — which, by the way, it doesn’t.
With its vote, the CDC is encouraging the shot for children as young as 6 months old, according to Fox News. In response, Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky tweeted, “CDC knows this will precipitate mandatory COVID shots for many schools and sports leagues.”
Not in Florida, however.