DeSantis Vows to Hold Vaccine Makers Accountable for Lying About Effectiveness
Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced that his administration plans to hold vaccine manufacturers accountable for making false claims about the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, which new evidence has shown may have posed a greater risk to specific demographics than the virus.
DeSantis made the comments at a private Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) event at the Florida Governor’s Mansion, according to American Greatness. He resolved to work with Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo “to hold these manufacturers accountable…”
“I have Surgeon General in Florida Dr. Joseph Ladapo who’s been really, really strong of just fighting back the narrative and the phony things that people are trying to do and focus on the evidence and so we are gonna work to hold these manufacturers accountable for this mRNA because they said there was no side effects and we know that there have been a lot,”
During the thick of the pandemic, public health authorities and vaccine manufacturers claimed that while the vaccines do not give one complete immunity to COVID-19, they significantly lower transmission. While some suspected this might not be the case, especially in light of more transmissible variants, confirmation came from the Director of Pfizer, one of the two biggest COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers.
In a European Parliament hearing, the Pfizer Director was asked by Netherlands MEP Rob Roos if the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine had been tested regarding its ability to stop transmission. According to HITC, The Senior Pfizer executive said no.
“Regarding the question around, um, did we know about stopping the immunization before it entered the market? No.”
Small continued, justifying the lack of testing on this front. She argued that Pfizer was moving at the “speed of science.” Given that they went to market before testing, Pfizer seemed to move quite a bit faster than that.
“We had to really move at the speed of science to really understand what is taking place in the market, and from that point of view we had to do everything at risk. I think Dr Bourla, even though he’s not here, would turn around and say to you himself, ‘If not us then who?’
In a video response, Roos expressed his dismay with the executive’s answer.
“This is scandalous. Millions of people worldwide felt forced to get vaccinated because of the myth that ‘you do it for others’ now, this turned out to be a cheap lie.”
"Get vaccinated for others" was always a lie.
The only purpose of the #COVID passport: forcing people to get vaccinated.
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— Rob Roos MEP 🇳🇱 (@Rob_Roos) October 11, 2022
The potential risk of vaccination, something that manufacturers and public health departments have downplayed for years, was also called into question with the publishing of a study in the BMJ Journal of Medical Ethics which found that the booster mandates for young adults will likely have a net-negative effect.
“Booster mandates in young adults are expected to cause a net harm: per COVID-19 hospitalisation prevented, we anticipate at least 18.5 serious adverse events from mRNA vaccines,”
The study also found what the Pfizer Director admitted was possible; the COVID-19 vaccines do not significantly reduce transmission.
“Yet it is increasingly clear that current vaccines provide, at most, partial and transient protection against infection, which decreases precipitously after a few months,with limited effects on secondary transmission.”
According to Florida’s Voice, Surgeon General Ladapo credited this study on Thursday as supporting his comments at the RPOF event, where he called the COVID-19 vaccines “far less safe” than other vaccinations.
Ladapo conducted his own study in the state of Florida in October, coming to t similar conclusion; that young adults don’t need to take the vaccine. Ladapo was temporarily censored on Twitter and widely mocked by democrats for the move.
In light of this, Governor DeSantis touted Florida’s record on the issue, preventing firings over-vaccination status and protecting freedom.
“We wouldn’t let them mandate on you in Florida. You know, we said no ‘cause like Orange County wanted to fire firefighters, Gainesville wanted to fire people but even the corporations like Disney wanted to fire so we said no across the board so everybody had the ability to opt-out of anything they were trying to impose on you…”
While the vaccines do not prevent transmission effectively, the study did not challenge the notion that COVID-19 vaccines helped lower the severity of the illness once infected, something invaluable for those with significant risk factors such as age and immunological issues.
Nevertheless, DeSantis was clear that despite minimizing damage in Florida, his administration would bring the vaccine manufacturers to justice.
“but there are other people around the country that got forced to take this and then what? They’re not allowed to sue or get any type of recourse when this is not something that they wanted to do? So this is something that we’re gonna lead on in Florida, so we’re gonna have probably some announcements over the next three or four weeks on that. We’ve always gotten in front of these things, so we’re gonna continue to do that going forward,”
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