Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday railed against the idea of vaccine passports, pledging he would ban businesses from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry.
This comes after New Yorkers starting last Friday were first able to use such a passport to gain entry to certain events and venues.
“You want the fox to guard the hen house? I mean, give me a break,” DeSantis said of allowing companies to have access to vaccination information, at a press briefing in Tallahassee, Florida. “I think this is something that has huge privacy implications, it is not necessary to do.”
“We’re going to have hit three and a half million seniors that have gotten shots sometime this week, likely 75% of seniors,” he continued. “It’s important to be able to do it, but at the same time we are not going to have you provide proof of this just to be able to live your life normally.”
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The governor added that he would issue an executive order banning businesses from requiring evidence of COVID-19 inoculation.
On top of his promised executive order, according to local NBC affiliate First Coast News, DeSantis wants the state legislature to take more permanent action against vaccine passports within the state.
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