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DeSantis says grand jury will probe vaccines: 'We’ll get the data whether they want it or not'

Suggests companies have "mislead and misrepresented" vaccines.

December 13, 2022 1:29pm

Updated: December 13, 2022 1:35pm

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday said his administration was pursuing a grand jury impanelment to investigate the pharmaceutical companies that produce the COVID-19 vaccines, suggesting those companies have mislead patients as to the effectiveness of those injections. 

The governor made the announcement after a roundtable with several medical officials including Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo.

“We’ll be able to get the data whether they want to give it or not,” he said said. “In Florida, it is illegal to mislead and misrepresent, especially when you are talking about the efficacy of a drug.”

The governor said the jury "with legal processes that will be able to get more information and to bring legal accountability to those who committed misconduct."

The DeSantis administration has claimed in the recent past to have identified significant health issues for certain demographics. 

Lapado said in October of this year that the vaccines demonstrate an " 84% increase in the relative incidence of cardiac-related death among males 18-39 years old" shortly after it is administered.

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