Florida’s Special Session Has Started As DeSantis Continues His Battle

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : November 17, 2021

Covid, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ vaccine strategy has a key focus on avoiding vaccination requirements. Legislators in Florida are returning to the state capital on Monday for a special legislative session aimed at passing legislation to address the issue at hand.

Florida’s Special Session Has Started As DeSantis Continues His Battle

It’s possible that Florida might become the first state in the country to impose fines on businesses and hospitals that participate in President Joe Biden’s effort to get the nation’s workers vaccinated. 26 states have previously sued the administration of Vice President Joe Biden for requiring private employers to vaccinate their employees.

Florida's Special Session Has Started As DeSantis Continues His Battle

Among Republicans, DeSantis has emerged as one of the most vociferous critics of Covid-related regulation. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been feuding with Vice President Joe Biden about vaccines, masks in schools, and other pandemic precautions, even as his state’s number of deaths and hospitalizations rose during the summer. To further punish firms who support the government of Vice President Joe Biden, he has made a promise to penalize such corporations.

The White House deputy press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, stated that President Trump was focused on rescuing the country from a pandemic. However, why are these politicians, these Republicans, obstructing this movement forward? Because they’re standing in the way of saving lives, preventing a healthy economy from developing, and helping us survive the current epidemic.

As a result, they will have to take into account Jean-viewpoints. Pierre’s ” The extent to which DeSantis’ friends in Congress will help him in this battle is still up in the air. The one-week special legislative session already represents a substantial easing of the robust approach that DeSantis had initially sought when he was elected governor in 2018 to take on Biden’s new mission.

By comparison, the number of cases and hospitalizations of coronavirus in Florida, which was the center of this summer’s Sun Belt epidemic of the virus, has decreased significantly, according to CDC statistics. Over 100 individuals in Florida die each day as a consequence of the virus, which accounts for about 10% of the daily death toll in America. Despite this, The number of people killed by coronaviruses in California has now topped 60,000.

As soon as the vaccine was released, DeSantis was happy to let firms decide whether or not to require their staff to get vaccinated. In addition, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, a possible 2024 presidential contender, issued an executive order that prohibited anybody from requiring a Covid-19 immunization and imposed a punishment of up to $1,000 for breaching the order. As a political gimmick, Democrats have accused DeSantis of reversing his position on vaccination mandates.

To follow Abbott’s lead, DeSantis ordered in October a halt to the obligation of vaccinations. They threatened to deprive companies that followed Biden’s instruction of state protections against coronavirus-related claims if they did not comply.

With this sort of strategy, some of the state’s largest and most powerful businesses may be in the sights. Disney, for example, has already made an agreement with its unionized workers to be excluded from such a clause.

Although Republicans currently hold both the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate, they have so far displayed a strong distaste for the idea that they are unwilling to support it.

Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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