On Friday, Governor DeSantis lauded Florida’s victory against the CDC in court. DeSantis stated that the CDC purposefully colluded with the Biden administration to intentionally sabotage the cruise industry. The Florida governor moreover described the win in Tampa court as good news; DeSantis said the ruling especially matters for Florida residents who rely upon the cruise industry.
Judge Merryday’s ruling in favor of Florida also comes amid more good news. Very recently, Royal Caribbean announced that it will not require vaccine passports for people on cruises departing from ports in the Sunshine State.
Overreach from the CDC
The governor of Florida is far from alone in his view that the CDC oversteps its bounds. Like DeSantis, many other Americans have questioned why the CDC should be able to issue one-size-fits-all mandates that impact different lives in various ways.
Another common view is that politics tends to motivate guidance from the CDC, rather than just science. Since COVID’s inception, multiple situations occurred when the CDC made certain statements and then walked them back for what appeared to be political reasons.