Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Florida seeks to permanently veto COVID mandate

miami.- Ron DeSantis, Governor of FloridaUrges Florida legislators to pass a rule that permanently bans the mandatory use of masks in companies, schools and public places and requires vaccinations against COVID-19, as well as guarantees of freedom of speech for medical personnel gives.

The initiative came to light at a press conference in Panama City Beach, which considered permanently barring the requirement to wear masks in both schools and public or private companies—including hospitals. It will also prohibit the requirement of vaccination against COVID-19 to attend schools, a COVID-19 passport as well as the requirement of vaccination for any job aspiration.

The package of measures also seeks to guarantee the freedom of expression of medical personnel, who can express their disagreement with the “prevailing narrative in the health community” and will protect their religious views.

“When the world lost its mind, Florida was a haven of sanity, serving steadfastly as the linchpin of freedom. These measures will guarantee that Florida will remain so and will make doctors’ freedom of expression historic.” Will provide security,” the President said.

In fact, Florida was part of the partial closure of commercial premises and the use of masks during months of high incidence of infection.

With 7.4 million cases and more than 84,000 deaths, Florida now ranks third among states in the US union.

The sun state currently reports around 93,000 active cases and around 30 deaths.

However, DeSantis stressed, “You cannot be hired or unemployed based on your vaccination status. This applies to both government employees and private company employees.”

Acknowledging DeSantis, the state surgeon general, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, said that “all medical professionals should be encouraged to engage in scientific discourse without fear for their livelihood or careers.”

The governor also said that he would seek the approval of the bill in the next legislative session.

Since the start of the pandemic, 1.2 million people infected with COVID-19 have died in the US.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, recommends that people who test positive for COVID-19 isolate themselves at home if they have symptoms and, once recovered, wear a mask for at least ten days . In addition, they recommend getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

cmendez@diariolasamericas.com

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