Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) called for the elimination of vaccine mandates in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updating its guidance to treat the vaccinated and unvaccinated the same.
Speaking at the “Unite and Win” rally Friday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano, DeSantis lambasted the COVID mandates and argued that anybody who was coerced into taking the vaccine should be able to sue Big Pharma or the federal government.
“Even the CDC is now admitting, ‘no reason to treat vaxxed or unvaxxed any differently.’ Well, guess what that means? Every single mandate must be removed, that the federal government is doing, that any of these states…it’s wrong,” DeSantis said to an applauding crowd.
DeSantis👉 The CDC now admits that there is no reason to treat vaxxed and unvaxxed any differently. This means that every single mandate must be removed. 🔥🔥🇺🇸🇺🇸☢️ pic.twitter.com/XaAiFxIgAC
— ☢️🇺🇸Will🇺🇸☢️ (@notBilly) August 20, 2022
“And if anybody was forced into doing this and ended up with an adverse reaction, they should be able to sue over that,” he added.
DeSantis had noted earlier last week that the government and pharmaceutical companies “lied” about the efficacy and safety of the experimental mRNA shots to get as many people to take the shot as possible.
“They lied to us about the mRNA shots.” – Gov. Ron DeSantispic.twitter.com/3EM7HbH8aE
— T. Boone 🇺🇸🇧🇷 (@tbooneus) August 19, 2022
The CDC updated its guidance on Aug. 11 claiming that the “quarantine of exposed persons is no longer recommended, regardless of vaccination status” because both the unvaccinated and vaccinated can spread COVID, and both have “some degree of protection” from the virus.
“CDC’s COVID-19 prevention recommendations no longer differentiate based on a person’s vaccination status because breakthrough infections occur, though they are generally mild, and persons who have had COVID-19 but are not vaccinated have some degree of protection against severe illness from their previous infection.”
— Wittgenstein (@backtolife_2023) August 11, 2022
Earlier this year, the CDC was also forced to admit that natural immunity acquired from unvaccinated individuals who recovered from COVID offered better protection than those who were vaccinated.
Despite these incredible admissions, the Biden administration is still imposing vaccine mandates for federal workers.
Litigation over Biden’s federal workers vaccine mandates is set for a hearing before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 13, stemming from a case filed in Texas called Feds for Medical Freedom v. Biden, that resulted in a federal trial court issuing a nationwide injunction against the federal government enforcing its vaccine mandate for civilian employees.
Watch DeSantis’ full remarks: