‘Political buffoonery’: Cruise lines head for showdown with DeSantis over vaccine requirement ban

Wendy Parmet, director of the Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University, called the state’s position “amazing on so many levels.”

She said the federal government has the authority to regulate international commerce, or who comes into and out of the country. And federal law, she said, trumps state law when there’s a conflict — though an agency’s actions can be challenged in court.