Florida threatened to fine Special Olympics International $27.5 million for requiring 5,500 participants at the USA Games in Orlando to be vaccinated against COVID, prompting the organization to drop the mandate.
“There needs to be a choice in this regard,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said at an event in Orlando surrounded by a cheering crowd that included athletes for the games set to begin Sunday. “Let them compete. We want everyone to be able to compete.” Read more at Orlando Sentinel
AMEN. You should not be able claim to be an organization that welcomes all athletes with special needs and turn away HEALTHY athletes due to their vaccination status. Not for Covid, not for anything. Better to order and pay for titre and antibody tests for every single athlete before every single event. See how many participate then. Good job, Florida.