Saturday, June 18, 2022

DeSantis says Florida didn’t apply for COVID-19 vax for young kids due to ‘risks’; COVID-stricken Fauci, Rand Paul spar over vaccines at hearing, and other C-Virus related stories

DeSantis says Florida didn’t apply for COVID-19 vax for young kids due to ‘risks’:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday defended his state’s decision not to apply for COVID-19 vaccines for young children ahead of expected federal approvals.
DeSantis backed his health department’s decision, saying he is opposed to administering the vaccines to young kids.
“We are affirmatively recommending against doing COVID vax for young kids, particularly the 6-month-old, the 2-year-old little kids,” he said at a press conference.
Florida is the only state in the nation not to submit a request for the vaccines for kids 6 months to 5 years, a decision that critics say could delay availability for Sunshine State residents.
Its health department has chosen to have parents seek doses from their personal physicians rather than orchestrate distribution at the state level, the Miami Herald first reported.
“Our department of health has been very clear,” DeSantis said. “These risks outweigh the benefits and we are recommending against. That isn’t the same as banning it. People can access it if they want to.” --->READ MORE HERE
COVID-stricken Fauci, Rand Paul spar over vaccines at hearing:
A COVID-stricken Dr. Anthony Fauci had to testify remotely during a Senate hearing Thursday regarding the US response to the pandemic after the nation’s leading infectious disease expert tested positive for the virus.
The 81-year-old appeared before the committee from his home where he is isolating in the wake of Wednesday’s positive rapid test result.
It is the first time Fauci, who is quadruple-vaxxed against COVID, has announced he’s tested positive throughout the entire pandemic.
Fauci, who said he was experiencing only mild symptoms, sparred with Sen. Paul Rand throughout the hearing as the Kentucky Republican probed him on whether he or other key scientists had received royalties from vaccine manufacturers.
“Here’s what I want to know, it’s not just about you, everybody on the vaccine committee. Have any of them ever received money from the people who make vaccines?” Paul asked after a brief back-and-forth with Fauci. --->READ MORE HERE
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