DeSantis bucks trend on COVID hysteria

Governor Ron DeSantis has repeatedly shown that he is not afraid to stand up for what he believes is right for his state, even if it means that he is standing alone.

DeSantis was one of the first to reopen schools and businesses in late 2020 and 2021 when most of the country was still shut down.

He faced harsh criticism from the mainstream media and liberal politicians but was vindicated in the end, as numerous studies and interviews with school counselors showed that students who were subjected to prolonged school closures faced a wide array of behavioral and mental health issues.

On Wednesday, the Governor once again stood alone, quite literally, after the Florida Surgeon General opted against pre-ordering Covid vaccines for children aged 0 to 5 years old.  Florida is the only state not to pre-order vaccines for infant children.

The media immediately went to work attacking DeSantis and the Florida Department of Health for being the only state to not pre-order Covid-19 vaccines for infant children, with multiple headlines saying that the Florida Department of Health ‘disagreed’ with the FDA.

The Press Secretary for the Florida Department of Health explained the decision, saying that if the state needs vaccines for children, doctors can place orders for it rather than the state coordinating with the federal government to use a top-down method to push vaccines on people.


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FL Department of Health statement

DeSantis’ Press Secretary, Christina Pushaw, pointed out that the Biden administration likely leaked this information to the press in an attempt to pressure the state in to pre-ordering vaccines, and to make the Governor look bad.

One prominent Twitter user was suspended for pointing out that the FDA’s authorization of the Moderna vaccine for children as young as six months old actually makes the United States a standalone country compared to much of Europe, where the vaccine was suspended for people below 30 years old.

Only time will tell if Governor DeSantis is vindicated on this issue, as he has been with a number of other Covid-related issues, but if its true that people vote with their feet, my money is on him.

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