DeSantis slams White House for 'lying' about Florida's Covid policy for kids under 5

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On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis upheld his position, and that of his Attorney General Joseph Ladapo, that children under age 5 likely do not need to be vaccinated en masse against Covid-19.

He made the remarks after CDC Director Rochelle Walensky stated that she had endorsed the approval of the vaccine for this lower age-group, and criticism ensued against Florida, which did not put in an order for the vaccine for Florida kids.

DeSantis answered a question from a reporter, who asked “There’s a lot of controversies, the end of last week, between your administration and the White House. What do you make of the White House saying the state reversed on child vaccines?”

“So the White House is lying about it,” DeSantis said, “surprise. Not surprised the White House would lie, definitely not surprised that legacy media would amplify the lie, because that’s what they do. The State of Florida— they came out with an article saying the State of Florida, its Department of Health, has not ordered mRNA jabs for the babies. Yes, we didn’t. We recommend against it. We are not gonna have any programs where we’re trying to jab 6-month-olds with mRNA, that’s just not the reality.”

“And I think what happened was, they thought somehow that we would be embarrassed by that, no. We’re following the data,” DeSantis said.

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