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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is likely going to run for President – let’s just get that out of the way now. He may be playing coy about it at the moment, (as is everyone else on account of the midterms), but there is no way that his advisers aren’t looking at the current GOP polls and thinking about sitting 2024 out.
And so, with that knowledge, we tend to look at some of his actions in a bit of a different light – particularly his political maneuvers that land him a national headline.
This week, it was DeSantis’ hearty opposition to children’s COVID vaccinations that found the Sunshine State lawmaker in the spotlight.
Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday railed against providing Covid-19 vaccines to young children, saying Florida will not provide state programs to administer vaccinations for toddlers or infants.
DeSantis, speaking at a press conference in Miami, said that Covid-19 vaccines have not gone through enough testing and clinical trials to determine that they are effective and added that kids are least likely to suffer serious health consequences from Covid.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Mayo Clinic have emphasized that the Covid-19 vaccine is safe and has urged the public to get the shot to protect against the virus and prevent serious symptoms.
There was no denying his sentiment.
“I would say we are affirmatively against the Covid vaccine for young kids,” DeSantis said. “These are the people who have zero risk of getting anything.”
Former President Donald Trump is reportedly fuming about DeSantis’ unwillingness to deny rumors of his 2024 run, openly preferring that the governor throw his support behind Trump and his likely campaign for the nomination.
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