DeSantis risks lives with bad COVID advice

What possible explanation can Gov. Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo have for suggesting that Floridians under 65 should not receive the latest COVID-19 booster?

COVID-19 boosters have proven to save lives. According to NPR, researchers from Yale University who studied the pandemic’s effects on Florida and Ohio say that from the start, in March 2020 through December 2021, “excess mortality was significantly higher for Republican voters than Democratic voters after COVID-19 vaccines were available to all adults.”

Does DeSantis think that his denial of this fact will help his flailing presidential campaign? Does our governor think that his experience as a military assistant urinalysis coordinator qualifies him to disagree with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration?

The governor should stop playing with Floridians’ lives and concentrate on helping, not hurting, us.

Joseph Arena, Bradenton

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