Covid-19: Florida governor wants to end ‘discrimination based on vaccination status’

Covid-19: Florida governor wants to end ‘discrimination based on vaccination status’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed legislation on Tuesday to ban key health measures being taken in the state to combat Covid-19. He justified this approach, which will be defended from 2021, with the desire to end “discrimination based on vaccination status”.

Towards the end of the mask and vaccination requirement in Florida? Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed legislation on Tuesday, January 17 to ban key health measures being taken in the state to combat Covid-19.

In his press release, the Republican advocated a permanent ban on mandatory masks in Florida, vaccinations in schools and Covid passports in the state. To fight against the “state of biomedical safety,” he suggested that no employer can refuse to hire or facilitate the firing of a person who does not have a full vaccination schedule.

The aim of the latter is clear: “to permanently protect Floridians from losing their jobs in connection with Covid vaccination requirements”. It also aims to “protect the rights of parents and introduce additional safeguards that prevent discrimination based on Covid vaccination status”. The 44-year-old politician added that the law would promote “freedom of medical expression” and make it possible to “contradict the narrative of the medical community”.

Ron desantis aims for anti-Covid measures from 2021 onwards

Ron DeSantis called the health restrictions in the United States “unscientific and unnecessary guidelines” back in 2021. Last year, one of his supporters, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, recommended against vaccinating healthy children in Florida against Covid. The latter considered that the “potential benefit” for this population group was difficult to quantify.

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Ron De Santis asked the Florida Supreme Court in December 2022 to open an investigation into possible deception by coronavirus vaccine manufacturers and the possible side effects of the injections. According to The Guardian, that application is currently under review by a grand jury and will present its conclusions next December.

According to the latest data from The New York Times, Florida has recorded a total of 7.4 million positive Covid-19 cases for nearly 85,000 virus-related deaths.