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ICYMI: The Gainesville Sun Editorial – Bill banning mask, vaccine mandates shows disregard for public health

In an editorial published on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, the Gainesville Sun Editorial Board called on Governor DeSantis and state Republicans to stop disregarding Floridians’ public health by attempting to institute mask and vaccine bans. At a time when over 58,000 Floridians have lost their lives to COVID-19, Republicans are doubling down on anti-science policies that could cost even more lives.

The editorial mentions State Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville, introducing legislation that would ban local governments and school boards from mandating masks and vaccines: “Perry wrote on Twitter that the bill would ‘further codify’ the medical liberties of all Floridians and fight against government overreach.”  What Perry forgets to mention, is the right that other Floridians have to life, which is disregarded by this irresponsible act passing as legislation.

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