Health Officials and Other 'Experts' Worried About DeSantis Grand Jury Probing COVID Vax 'Wrongdoing'

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Ron DeSantis continues to demonstrate why the left is so terrified of him; not only as the popular no-nonsense governor of Florida but even more so as the potential 2024 Republican presidential nominee. Unlike a majority of politicians, when DeSantis pledges to get the job done, he gets the job done.


Case in point: DeSantis in early December petitioned the Florida Supreme Court 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.

As my colleague Bob Hoge reported, the court last Thursday approved DeSantis’s petition to impanel a grand jury to investigate COVID vaccine manufacturers Pfizer and Moderna and claims that the mRNA “vaccination” caused myocarditis and whether the pharmaceutical giants were aware of the issue.

Now, as reported by the Blaze, a number of health officials and so-called experts are worried about the impact that the grand jury probe may have on “vaccine hesitancy and the public’s faith in the medical establishment.”

Hang on. If the probe finds no wrongdoing by Pfizer and Moderna or problems with the mRNA vax, wouldn’t that increase the public’s faith in the medical establishment?

In addition, Joshua Sharfstein, a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration principal deputy commissioner, told 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, via 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.

Methinks these health officials and “experts” protest too much.

Regardless of the grand jury’s eventual findings, “to vax, or not to vax” is a personal decision, and that decision — as with all decisions about what we choose to put into our bodies or not — remains a personal choice; pressure from those who disagree be damned.


As reported by the Orlando Sentinel, the grand jury will also be able to consider “other criminal activity or wrongdoing that the statewide grand jury uncovers during the course of the investigation” or behavior that is part of an “organized criminal conspiracy.”

A word of caution. As is often the case with charged issues, people with predisposed opinions — on both sides of the issue at hand — tend to read into sentences like the one above, leading to declarations of guilt or innocence, based solely on, in this case, what a grand jury investigates, rather than waiting for the investigation’s findings.

As we’ve learned over the last two years, the above practice often leads to unintended consequences.


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