What happened: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he would petition the state Supreme Court to convene a grand jury to investigate any possible “crimes and wrongdoing” surrounding COVID-19 vaccines.
Investigating corruption: The governor's petition suggests that it is “impossible to imagine that so many influential individuals came to this view on their own” and that the pro-vaccine individuals and pharmaceutical companies “created these perceptions for financial gain.”
A new CDC for Florida: DeSantis is also creating a Public Health Integrity Committee and expressed his distrust and disappointment with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which was frequently wrong during the pandemic. The committee will examine federal recommendations and be able to reject poor guidance.
Investigating sudden deaths: Also under DeSantis's direction, the Florida surgeon general will look into “sudden deaths” of individuals who received the COVID-19 vaccine. The surgeon general took unprecedented steps earlier this year to end recommendations for the vaccine for young men.