The Red State Governor IS turning to the Hardcore Right….
Covid vaccine’s ARE the accepted way to deal with the virus’s symptoms ….
While the media and other’s might have tried to sell the vaccines as something to STOP the virus?
THAT is NOT what the manufactures ever said…
It is an established fact that the vaccines HAVE cut back serious illness in those who have gotten the shots, as it has for Flu shots, and the basic illness shots infants get in America…
But for the Florida Governor sniffing at a 2024 Presidential run?
The virus isn’t about Health….
It’s about political votes….
DeSantis last week said he wanted to ‘investigate’ the vaccine makers and CDC with a criminal grand jury.…
He is backing away from the very inoculation he got to deal with Covid last year….
Below we show the governor’s effort to support and push vaccines….
He quoted established facts in his push for shots….
The abrupt change of direction reminds ya of somebody else in his party, eh?
He may appeal to the Donald Trump Republican ‘crazies’…
One gets the impression that he is hurting his chance’s to ever become President by going to where Donald Trump is/was….
TOOOOOO Far to the Right of the American Presidential voters…..
A review of DeSantis’s public positions on the vaccines shows a full reversal that has unfolded gradually since 2021, seizing on the shots’ waning efficacy against new virus variants and portraying evolving scientific advice as deliberate deceit.
The hard-line position he’s now staking out is taking on additional significance: DeSantis is widely seen as a potential presidential candidate in 2024, with many Republicans wanting him to challenge Trump for the GOP nomination and some seeing vaccines as a potential wedge issue to outflank the former president to his right.
“We know he’s not really anti-vax, he’s on the record, but now he’s taking this position for really blatant political purposes, it appears, and it’s really undermining to health care professionals,” said David Pate, a retired health systems executive and lifelong Republican who has advised Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R). “I’m not sure what the gain is, because he’s already got the base, and now this is just going to alienate moderates and independents.”…
Trump has all but acknowledged his potential vulnerability on the issue of vaccines. He was booed in December 2021 for saying he received a booster shot. Then, at a rally in Alaska in July, he touted his administration’s response to the pandemic while avoiding using the word “vaccine.”….
A Kaiser Family Foundation survey released Friday found 75 percent of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, and half of adults are fully vaccinated and have received at least one booster shot. Most Republicans, too, are fully vaccinated, according to the survey, though they were less eager to get the updated booster than Democrats….
As the vaccine became available in 2021, DeSantis defended the rollout against frustrations with initially scarce supplies. “I can tell you, we wish we have had more vaccine every week, but it’s just being produced,” he said in a February interview with Fox News. “So, I think, by and large, the Warp Speed team did a great job.”
DeSantis appeared in person at vaccination-related events, such as a February visit to a World War II veteran, a stadium appearance in Pahokee, Fla., and a March discussion highlighting “Florida’s status as a national leader on vaccine distribution.” His office also touted partnerships with companies such as Publix supermarkets, a vaccine site for law enforcement officers and a rural vaccination initiative.
In the face of new variants that threatened to blunt the effectiveness of vaccinations, DeSantis stood by the shots. “We’ve not seen any data or any evidence to suggest these vaccines are not effective,” he said at a February 2021 news conference.
As the Biden administration took over, DeSantis demanded that the federal government’s “sole focus” be on increasing vaccine supplies, which he promised his state would deliver right away. He also attributed the vaccines’ successes to Trump….
“I think the messaging should be, ‘Get a vaccine because it’s good for you to do it. It works. You’re not going to have to have to be doing anything abnormal. You can live your life,’” DeSantis told a crowd at an April 2021 event in Lakeland. “That’s got to be what the message is.”
He also specifically endorsed the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, which were developed using an innovative mRNA technology that DeSantis has more recently criticized in public statements. Back in March 2021, when production problems caused a shortage of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, DeSantis encouraged people to get the mRNA shots instead. “If you have your heart set on Johnson & Johnson but you are able to get Pfizer or Moderna, I would say get it,” he said at the time.
Later in 2021, DeSantis’s office formally asked state lawmakers to approve $480 million in additional funding for the state’s health department, specifying that the money would support coronavirus testing, medical staffing and “Media and Education campaigns in response to COVID-19 and associated vaccinations.” The current state budget authorizes using leftover money for fighting covid, including testing and “immunization.”….
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