TALLAHASI, “Florida”. (AP) – Florida Gov. Ron Desantis received a single dose of coronavirus vaccine, his office confirmed Wednesday. He did so out of the public eye, even as governors from across the political spectrum were publicly vaccinated to reassure Americans that the shootings were safe.
The Republican governor’s spokesman initially declined to provide details, including when the Republican governor received the dose. But later it became known that last week the governor received a single dose of son onson և John onson vaccines.
Spokeswoman Meredith Beatrice said in an interview that the governor had been vaccinated. The revelation came after a DeSantis press conference at the Capitol, which aired a “60 Minutes” TV news program aired on Sunday offering a “pay-per-view” vaccine distribution deal with a supermarket chain donated to the governor’s political committee.
DeSantis recently said it would be vaccinated soon, but as soon as it was received, its office did not make any announcements, there was no journalist. Even some of his top lieutenants said they were unaware that the governor had been vaccinated as they continued to urge Floridians to get vaccinated against a virus that has killed nearly 34,000 people across the country. More than 2 million people have been infected in Florida.
Many governors of both parties have drawn public attention to their vaccinations, hoping it will help persuade more people to shoot, allowing their states to give the country more herd immunity, even if it is not known what percentage of the population is needed. get vaccinated to stop the virus from spreading.
Dr. Anthony Fausi, the federal government’s chief infectious disease expert, has called on other government officials, notably former President Donald Trump, to use their influence to vaccinate people.
Trump actually called for people to be vaccinated, but he was no longer among other government officials, including former presidents, who were vaccinated with a camera. Before leaving the White House for Florida in January, he had private vaccinations.
It was unclear whether the governor of Florida intended to publicly announce that he had been vaccinated. The news came during an accident during a conversation between the Associated Press and the governor’s spokesman, who later refused to answer questions. He later confirmed by e-mail that DeSantis, which is about to be re-elected, was vaccinated last week with vaccines that are said to be running for president in 2024.
DeSantis has previously stated that it prefers to receive son onson և oh john ons vaccines because it requires only one dose, as opposed to the two shot regimens required by the other two vaccines approved for use in the United States.
DeSantis is now one of more than 6.6 million Florida residents, less than a third of the state’s population, who have been vaccinated. Florida opened vaccines for anyone over the age of 16 earlier this week as the state seeks to achieve so-called “herd immunity.”
Some governors, including DeSantis, were in no hurry to get vaccinated, saying they would wait their turn. But eligibility requirements are now almost universal, with the exception of children under 16 years of age.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee was vaccinated last month without enthusiasm, he revealed only during a journalist interview.
South Dakota Gov. Christie Noem, another ally of Trump, was vaccinated this week with a slight shift. When the state unveiled vaccines for anyone over the age of 16 on Monday, he posted a photo on Twitter where he was shot. For comparison, the only congressman in the state, Rep. Dusty Johnson invited reporters on Tuesday to cover the vaccination process, saying it was a way to encourage people to get shot.
The other Republican governors were more public.
Oklahoma Republican Kevin State, who became the first U.S. governor to announce a positive result for COVID-19 in July, kicked reporters in the face after receiving a shot late last month. “I think being here as governor of a state like Oklahoma, I hope I can encourage others to follow my example,” he said at the time.
California Gov. Gin Newsom, who is being recalled due to an outbreak, received the son onson և son onson pockets last week as a result of a live broadcast. His state demanded that more people be protected from the virus,, Newsom is trying to restore its political base.
Associated Press reporters from across the country contributed to this report.