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Don’t tell the ‘My body, my choice’ crowd: Florida has tons of vaccine mandates | Editorial

In 1777, there weren’t chants of “My body, my choice” at political rallies or governors selling “Don’t Fauci my Florida” campaign T-shirts. But George Washington’s decision to mandate that Continental Army soldiers be inoculated against smallpox wasn’t easy. There were no safe, widely tested vaccines like the ones used for the coronavirus today, and inoculation in the 18th century was controversial and risky. It required exposing healthy people to the smallpox virus by scratching it into their arm or having them inhale it through the nose, generally causing a mild infection that led to immunity but, also — occasionally — death.
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‘This Is Really Horrible’: Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber Slammed Gov. DeSantis Over Ban On Cities, Counties Requiring Employee COVID Vaccinations

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber has slammed Governor Ron DeSantis after he announced that county and city governments would be fined if they mandated that their employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. “He’s spreading these conspiracies about vaccines and now stopping major employers from getting their employees, who deal with the public every day, vaccinated. This is really horrible,” said Gelber. On Monday, DeSantis said cities or counties that require employee vaccinations would be fined $5,000 per violation, potentially millions of dollars statewide. At a news conference near Gainesville, he said vaccine mandates are not about the science. “I don’t...
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What’s taking so long? Parents enroll their kids in COVID vaccine trials to help speed approval

Kids’ COVID vaccines are coming. But not quickly enough for many parents. Some, anxious about a new school year amid a surge of the delta variant, are asking for COVID shots for their young children, even though the vaccines are not approved yet for anyone under 12. The Food and Drug Administration warned nervous parents on Tuesday that they must wait patiently for the coming vaccines, promising ...
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Keiser University’s Port St. Lucie Campus to Host Vaccine Clinic

Keiser University’s Port St. Lucie Campus to Host Vaccine Clinic. The university’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing students will administer the vaccine. What: The City of Port St. Lucie, in a public/private partnership with Dr. Mark Pamer, is hosting a free, COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Keiser University’s Port St. Lucie campus. Keiser University nursing students will be assisting Dr. Pamer with vaccine administration and monitoring.
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South Miami Physician Requires Patients To Get Vaccinated By Sept. 15

Throughout the pandemic, Dr. Linda Marraccini has kept her office door open for in-person visits with patients — just as she has done nearly every day during more than 30 years as a practicing family doctor in South Miami. Marraccini kept in touch with all her patients via regular emails, guiding them through the latest developments and recommendations on prevention, treatment and ultimately a vaccine for COVID-19.
SOUTH MIAMI, FL

Miami Herald hits DeSantis on vaccine claims: 'Profile in selfishness'

The Miami Herald on Tuesday published an editorial piece blasting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for not encouraging vaccine administration in the state and for his comments saying that immunization only impacts the individual and not the community. “It’s about your health and whether you want that protection or not....
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Miami Herald Shreds Ron DeSantis Over Latest Vaccine Claim: 'Profile In Selfishness'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) latest comments about COVID-19 vaccines earned a stern rebuke from the Miami Herald editorial board. DeSantis claimed last week — as his state continued to experience a surge in the highly contagious delta variant ― that receiving the shot is “about your health and whether you want that protection or not” and “doesn’t impact me or anyone else.”
MIAMI, FL
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COVID Response Team releases details about vaccine exemptions

In a university-wide email, Miami University’s COVID Response Team announced students must complete an educational module before requesting a COVID-19 vaccine exemption. Anyone who requests an exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine – no matter the reason – must complete this module before submitting medical paperwork or a personal statement outlining their reason for exemption.
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Your ‘personal choice’ not to get COVID vaccine is putting our ‘healthcare heroes’ at risk | Editorial

Getting the COVID vaccine is not a “personal choice.” It never was, really, but the onslaught of cases fueled by the delta variant has removed any doubt. And yet that’s not what Florida’s governor would have you believe. On Friday, Gov. DeSantis actually uttered these incredible — and incorrect — words about the vaccine: “It’s about your health and whether you want that protection or not. It really doesn’t impact me or anyone else.”
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