Desantis scraps covid restrictions in Florida
Gov. Ron DeSantis today moved to cancel Florida's COVID-19 restriction protocols. Due to the number of vaccinations he said " it's not necessary for the state to be policing people at this point" The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 15.5 million shots have been administered in Florida, which has a population of 21.5 million. The governor suspended local emergency orders by executive action, and signed legislation limiting local governments' ability to enact restrictions. The bill also permanently bans "vaccine passports," which DeSantis had done by executive order earlier. The legislation becomes law July 1; the executive orders take effect immediately.