FL Doctor Fired For Selling $50 Mask Opt-Out Letters

The Tallahassee Democrat reports:

An emergency room physician who charged $50 for opt-out letters to Leon County parents who don’t want their kids to wear masks in school has been removed from Capital Regional Medical Center following a social media outcry for his ouster.

As a stricter mask mandate requiring a medical excuse took hold Sunday in Florida’s capital county, Dr. Brian Warden posted a notice on a statewide anti-mask site inviting Leon County parents to contact him if they need a medical exemption letter.

In another post, Warden said he’d provide a medical opt out letter on signed stationery for $50. Screenshots of the posts ricocheted around social media. The hospital’s CEO Alan Keesee informed the board of trustees of the decision at their regular meeting Tuesday.

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