DeSantis blames ‘quote-unquote experts’ for public distrust of COVID-19 vaccines
Florida governor Ron DeSantis. (Photo by Gage Skidmore)

Gov. Ron DeSantis wouldn’t commit to holding more events promoting COVID-19 vaccinations and blamed public distrust of “experts” as the main reason why more people haven’t gotten inoculated in Florida. His comments came as the virus is booming again in the state and across much of the United States. Asked what he would do to raise Florida’s fully vaccinated population beyond the current 54% of people 12 and older, DeSantis didn’t answer the question, saying instead it was important not to be overly critical of people who don’t want to get the shot. “I do not agree with ... some of these quote-...