Diagnosis for 12.9.22: Checking the pulse of Florida health care news and policy

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Gov. Ron DeSantis is signaling he is poised to act against manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines.

During a Republican holiday gathering at the Governor’s mansion last weekend the Governor told a group that “we are going to hold these manufacturers accountable for this mRNA, because they said there are no side effects, and we know there have been a lot.”

He then cited a Florida analysis released in October by State Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo about an increased risk of cardiac-related deaths among males 18-39

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