DeSantis’ Power Play

Targets Drugmakers – And Possibly Trump's Legacy

  • Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday empaneled a state grand jury to investigate whether drugmakers and federal agencies hid potential risks or problems posed by the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.
  • This is an unusual move, but may reshape the debate over whether federal science agencies and drugmakers should share blame for harms caused by the vaccines.
  • It also opens a political avenue to attack Donald Trump’s administration for its Warp Speed program to approve the vaccines on an accelerated timetable.



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