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Gov. DeSantis criticizes CDC for 'huge mistake' in handling J&J vaccine

   April 16, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday took aim at the federal government and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for their handling of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause, as well as what he called “horrific” and “problematic” government messaging when it comes to COVID-19 safety. "We're not helped in this regard by the behavior of some of these public health people, particularly in the federal government," DeSantis said during a news conference in Lakeland. "How they handled the J&J, I think was a huge mistake."

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