Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has once again shown his strong leadership in a nation currently facing multiple harrowing issues. On Thursday, the governor’s press secretary, Christina Pushaw, has revealed that DeSantis is calling for a special legislative session that aims to pass protections for the medical rights of workers.
On Twitter, Pushaw revealed the announcement. She added that the state “is fighting back” against mandates that are “unjust and unscientific.”
🚨 Governor DeSantis just announced a special session to pass legislation to protect Floridians’ medical freedom and right to earn a living! ✊ Florida is fighting back against unjust and unscientific mandates👏
— Christina Pushaw (@ChristinaPushaw) October 21, 2021
Recently, the Florida governor has become the most prominent enemy of COVID-18 tyrants in the country. He showed that the state has the ability to withstand the pandemic without severely infringing on the rights of its residents. Even though Florida has one of the country’s highest elderly populations, it has weathered a seasonal surge once again while still falling below restrictive states, such as New Jersey and New York, when it comes to COVID-19 related deaths. Florida’s case rate went down by 90% since mid-August without having lockdowns or vaccine mandates.
Last week, the state’s Health Department has issued its first fine on a county that reportedly went against Florida’s ban on vaccine mandates, per a Fox News report. Leon County received a fine worth $3.5 million for going against the bad on the practice following the said area’s firing of 14 workers for not getting the vaccine.
Regarding this action, DeSantis took to Twitter to reiterate that no person should lose their means of livelihood just because of COVID vaccines. He added that “we must protect the jobs of Floridians” and preserve their ability to make their own decisions regarding which vaccines to get.
No one should lose their job because of COVID shots.@HealthyFla fined Leon County more than $3.5 million for violating Florida law after the county fired 14 employees for not complying with the county’s forced vaccination policy.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) October 12, 2021
Apart from outlawing the firing of workers because of vaccines, the Florida governor has also approved a law that bans vaccine passports and arbitrary lockdowns. Now, the state seems to be poised to provide workers with protection from President Joe Biden’s still-unissued nationwide vaccine mandate.