Florida Governor Ron DeSantis promised to “fight” any attempt by the federal government to mandate vaccinations or COVID-19 tests on private businesses and individuals.
On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced a sweeping new plan to combat COVID-19, including mandating vaccinations for all federal employees and contractors and threatening businesses with fines unless they require their employees to either get vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID-19 tests. DeSantis reacted to early reports of Biden’s executive order in a press conference promoting the use of monoclonal antibodies to treat severe cases of COVID-19.
“How could we get to the point in the country where you would want to have someone lose their job because of their choice about the vaccine or not? I mean, look, some folks have reasons to do — maybe they’re making the wrong decision — but to put them out of work and not let them earn a living because of this, I just think that that’s fundamentally wrong,”