In response to Republican Governor Ron DeSantis’ request, the Florida Supreme Court will establish a grand jury to look into any wrongdoing with the COVID-19 vaccines, the court stated Thursday.
The Republican governor frequently cited as a potential 2024 presidential candidate, demanded the probe earlier this month.
He claimed that one of the goals would be to get pharmaceutical companies to reveal more information about the vaccines and any possible adverse effects.
Peer-reviewed periodicals like the New England Journal of Medicine have published vaccine research financed by pharmaceutical companies that created the COVID-19 vaccines, and government panels examined evidence on the safety and efficacy of the shots before allowing their use.
According to DeSantis’ request, pharmaceutical corporations had a financial incentive to foster a perception among the public that receiving the coronavirus vaccine would prevent them from infecting others.
Grand juries at the state level, typically made up of 18 members, have the power to look into criminal conduct, bring charges, and make recommendations. School safety and immigration issues have been discussed in recent panels.
For an entire year, the grand jury will meet.