June 30, 2022

The state of Florida this week threatened to tremendous the Particular Olympics tens of tens of millions of bucks over its vaccination necessities.

As reported by ABC News’ Jay O’Brien, the Florida Division of Well being despatched a letter to Particular Olympics Global this week informing the group that it could slap them with a tremendous of $27.5 million for violating Florida’s laws in opposition to requiring vaccinations in opposition to COVID-19.

Of their letter, the state stated that it had heard from households of athletes who complained concerning the necessities and had made up our minds to do so.

In reaction, the Particular Olympics made up our minds to rescind its necessities and informed the state, “We do not need to combat, we need to play.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took credit score for pushing the Particular Olympics to back down all through a Friday press briefing, notes O’Brien.

“This will likely be a aid to a large number of the athletes,” DeSantis stated. “There is a vital choice of them who had been in limbo up till this week.”

DeSantis for the remaining two years has been on a campaign in opposition to any and all COVID-related public well being restrictions and has even barred cruise ships from requiring consumers to turn evidence of vaccination prior to boarding vessels.

 

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