Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis seeks grand jury to probe any wrongdoing related to COVID-19 vaccines

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican who easily secured reelection last month, is petitioning the Sunshine State’s Supreme Court for an order to impanel a statewide grand jury to probe any wrongdoing pertaining to COVID-19 vaccines.

“Florida law prohibits fraudulent practices, including the dissemination of false or misleading advertisements of a drug and the use of any representation or suggestion in any advertisement relating to a drug that an application of a drug is effective when it is not,” the governor’s petition states.

“The pharmaceutical industry has a notorious history of misleading the public for financial gain. Questions have been raised regarding the veracity of the representations made by the pharmaceutical manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines, particularly with respect to transmission, prevention, efficacy, and safety. An investigation is warranted to determine whether the pharmaceutical industry has engaged in fraudulent practices. The people of Florida deserve to know the truth,” the petition notes.

According to a press release, the state will also look into the phenomenon of people passing away after receiving COVID-19 vaccination — Dr. Joseph Ladapo, the state’s surgeon general, “will conduct research through the University of Florida to assess sudden deaths of individuals in good health who received a COVID-19 vaccine. The Department of Health will also utilize disease surveillance and vital statistics to assess such deaths.”

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A Public Health Integrity Committee will also be established in the state — DeSantis said that the panel will provide “critical assessments” of the activity of entities such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Institutes of Health.

“The Surgeon General will oversee the Public Health Integrity Committee, a committee of expert researchers charged with assessing federal decisions, recommendations, and guidance related to public health and health care,” according to the press release. “The Surgeon General would then receive input from the committee to ensure public health policies are tailored for Florida’s communities and aligned with state priorities.”

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