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Health Authorities Worry About the Effects on Vaccine Hesitancy of DeSantis’s Grand Jury Investigation into COVID-Vax “Wrongdoing”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continues to demonstrate why the left is scared of him—not just as the likable, straightforward governor of Florida but also as a potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate. Contrary to the majority of other politicians, when Ron DeSantis promises to finish the job, he does get the job done.

A case in point is that DeSantis, in early December, petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for permission to “impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate any and all wrongdoing in Florida with respect to Covid-19 vaccines.”

The petition read in part:

“The pharmaceutical industry has a notorious history of misleading the public for financial gain…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.”

On Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court approved DeSantis’s petition to create the grand jury to look into COVID-vaccine manufacturers Pfizer and Moderna, as well as assertions that the mRNA “vaccination” has caused myocarditis and that the drug companies were aware of the problem.

As reported by the Blaze, a lot of health professionals and experts are concerned about the effects that the grand jury inquiry may have on “vaccine hesitancy and the public's faith in the medical establishment.”

Hang on. If the investigation does not find any violations by Pfizer or Moderna or any issues regarding the mRNA vax, will that not boost the public's confidence in the health establishment?

Additionally, Joshua Sharfstein, a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration principal deputy commissioner, explained to the Hill: “This is turning a matter of health and science into a political wedge issue, with the likely consequence that many people will be misled into placing themselves and their families at risk of serious illness and death.”

Here's more from the Blaze:

“Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, concurred, accusing DeSantis of having a mistaken understanding of the facts and suggesting that the investigation would amount to a ‘waste of taxpayer money and time and effort.’

“While conceding that the mRNA vaccines rely upon ‘brand-new technology’ and various ‘assumptions,’ Benjamin suggested their deployment ‘turned out to be a whole lot better than most people thought it would be.’

“William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University’s Department of Health Policy, also expressed concern about the impact such an investigation would have, claiming that the panels responsible for advising federal agencies on vaccine policy adhered to a ‘rigorous, externally vetted, very critical process.’

“Schaffner and Benjamin further downplayed myocarditis as a consequence of the vaccines, suggesting that COVID-19 infections present greater myocarditis risk than do vaccinations.”

Do you think these health officials and “experts” protest too much?

Whatever the ultimate findings of the grand jury, “to vax or not to vax” is an individual choice, and this decision – along with all other choices regarding what we decide to inject into our bodies – is an individual decision; the pressures from people who aren't in agreement should be put to shame.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the grand jury will also be able to examine “other criminal activity or wrongdoing that the statewide grand jury uncovers during the course of the investigation” or any other behavior that is the result of an “organized criminal conspiracy.”

A warning. As is the norm with controversial issues, those who have preconceived opinions of either side of the argument in question are more likely to read sentences like the one above in certain ways, which can lead to declarations of innocence or guilt based, in this instance, on what the grand jury may be investigating instead of waiting for the results of its investigation.

As we've observed in the last two years, this method often has unintended negative consequences.

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