“It’s just kind of remarkable to see some of the headlines — the headlines that very clearly are trying to make you afraid of monkeypox or fill-in-the-blank.
“You know, because if you’re not afraid of this there will be something else after that and something else after that.
“These people are determined to make you afraid and do whatever it is they want you to do. And I hope that more and more people choose not to do that.
“That being said, you should know that there’s actually very little data on this vaccine.
“Believe it or not, there’s actually less data on this than on COVID vaccines.” – Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, speaking at a press event alongside DeSantis.
Ladapo, who has refused to disclose his own COVID vaccination status, is affiliated with the far-right anti-vax group, America’s Frontline Doctors.
Early this year the Florida Senate approved him as state surgeon general despite reports that he lied about having treated COVID patients while working at UCLA’s hospital.
During his confirmation hearing, he repeatedly refused to say if he believes that COVID vaccines are effective.
.@GovRonDeSantis reboots Anthony Fauci feud in monkeypox comments, blasting Fauci for 1980s approach to AIDS
— Florida Politics (@Fla_Pol) August 3, 2022
Once again this motherfucker is playing Russian roulette with the lives of Floridians. He downplayed covid now he’s downplaying monkeypox. Hey Ron at least act like you give a fuck dude.https://t.co/XXo8iRESG7
— Cliff W (@CliffW08950229) August 4, 2022