Florida governor Ron DeSantis (R) is calling on the state’s Supreme Court to impanel a grand jury to investigate misconduct regarding COVID-19 vaccines.
DeSantis, alongside Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo and other health officials, made the announcement Tuesday during an accountability roundtable for COVID mRNA shots.
“That will come with legal processes that we’ll be able to get more information and to bring legal accountability for those who committed misconduct,” the governor said, according to The Daily Wire.
DeSantis’s press secretary Bryan Griffin also announced a new board that will “advise the public and provide oversight moving forward of the public health establishment.”
Just announced: FL, under @GovRonDeSantis, will seek accountability for COVID response blunders & falsehoods:— Bryan Griffin (@BryanDGriffin) December 13, 2022
-A grand jury to investigate COVID mRNA vaccines and applications
-A board to advise the public and provide oversight moving forward of the public health establishment
DeSantis launched the effort amid concerns that mRNA vaccine makers were withholding information about possible adverse effects from the COVID-19 shots, including the risk of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, WKMG News reports.
“We did a study in Florida, and you saw an 86 percent increase in cardiac-related activity from people 18 to 39 from mRNA shots. So we’re going to be doing some stuff to bring accountability there,” DeSantis said, according to WFLA.
In a press release, the state announced that Ladapo “will conduct research through the University of Florida to assess sudden deaths of individuals in good health who received a COVID-19 vaccine. The Department of Health will also utilize disease surveillance and vital statistics to assess such deaths.”
The press release also cites a study in Germany that reported that at least 20 people died suddenly within 20 days after taking the vaccine, including four deaths as a result of acute arrhythmogenic cardiac failure.
“Myocarditis can be a potentially lethal complication following mRNA-based anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination,” the study concluded.
Meanwhile, a study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention published in The Lancet states that myocarditis is a “rare yet potentially serious” adverse effect following COVID-19 vaccination.
As reported by NBC News last month, the Food and Drug Administration ordered Pfizer and Moderna to study the potential long-term effects of myocarditis from the mRNA vaccines. Sources told the outlet that early findings of the research could be published as early as next year.
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.