(LifeSiteNews) — In a Thursday press conference just after the Biden administration issued its rule mandating large private employers force their employees to get the COVID-19 jab or submit to frequent testing, Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his state’s plans to fight the requirement, warning the sweeping mandate is “just the tip of the iceberg.”
“A year and a half ago we started with 15 days to slow the spread, and now it’s gone to get jabbed or lose your job,” DeSantis said.
“Individuals should make informed choices about their own health care,” he added. “They shouldn’t be coerced into getting a jab.”
Arguing that no employee should have to choose between getting a shot and keeping their job, the governor suggested that if the broad mandates are allowed to stand, those who have become “fully vaccinated” will soon be required to get additional injections to keep their livelihoods.
“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” he warned. “It’s going to get more restrictive, there’s going to be more power brought to bear going forward if we don’t stand up now and fight back.”
As the effectiveness of the COVID-19 drugs on the market has plummeted, falling well below the initial reported efficacy rates, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has already signaled it may adjust the definition of “fully vaccinated” to include at least a third shot.
In an October press briefing, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said, “We have not yet changed the definition of ‘fully vaccinated.’ We will continue to look at this. We may need to update our definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ in the future.”
“If you’re eligible for a booster, go ahead and get your booster,” she said.
DeSantis, who many see as a contender for the U.S. presidency in 2024 and who is anticipated to easily win re-election as governor of Florida in 2022, suggested that “[t]hose individuals who have gone through a normal vaccination series for COVID — you will be determined to be unvaccinated very soon.”
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