Tag Archives: Joseph Ladapo

FL Surgeon General Tells Fox Viewers It’s “Unrealistic” To Expect To Stop The Pandemic With Vaccines [VIDEO]

“The vaccine passports, you know, this requirement to get tested to go to school or to get on a plane. I mean, it’s just ridiculous. “This idea that, you know, that you could stop this with vaccines was unrealistic, but the policies are based on the idea that you can stop this with vaccines and mass testing and things like …

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FL Surgeon General Announces Plan To Limit Testing

Tampa’s CBS News reports: Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo said it’s time to stop “planning and living life” around COVID-19 testing. Dr. Ladapo announced the state will be the first to emphasize “high-value” testing versus “low-value” testing through a new plan. He used the example of an elderly grandmother given more testing consideration over an 8-year-old third grader. But …

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FL Rejects Complaint Against Anti-Vax Surgeon General

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: The Florida Department of Health rejected a complaint alleging that Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo violated state medical laws by publicly casting doubts about the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and promoting unproven treatments against the disease. “We have determined from our review that we can take no further action because the healthcare provider has not violated any …

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REPORT: Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo Lied About Having Treated COVID Patients While At UCLA

Florida Politics reports: Florida’s new Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo did not treat COVID-19 patients at UCLA as he has asserted, charges a report that aired Monday night on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show. The 12-minute segment began with Maddow recapping the controversies surrounding the right-wing “America’s Frontline Doctors” group, of which Ladapo was a member, as well as some …

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Florida Surgeon General Seeks To Quash Subpoena Of Predecessor Who Stopped Reporting Of COVID Cases

Florida Politics reports: The Florida Department of Health and plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking daily COVID-19 data that the state once published online must meet this week to clarify their wishes and potentially reach a resolution, the judge overseeing the case ordered. The order came after more than an hour’s discussion over whether an alliance of media companies, including the …

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Dem FL Senator Gets Death Threats And “Anti-Semitic Vitriol” After Mask Incident With State Surgeon General

West Palm Beach’s CBS News affiliate reports: Boca Raton State Senator Tina Polsky says she’s receiving death threats and says it’s “absurd” that Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo isn’t able to communicate clearly while wearing a mask. On Wednesday, the public spat between Polsky and Ladapo took a new turn, one day after Polsky called the surgeon general nominee “unprofessional,” …

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FL Surgeon General Defends His Mask Refusal Incident: “I Can’t Communicate With Half Of My Face Covered”

Florida Politics reports: Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo said in a statement Tuesday he would never knowingly disrespect anyone, three days after news broke that he was asked to leave a Senator’s office for not wearing a mask. “Having a conversation with someone while wearing a mask is not something I find productive, especially when other options exist,” Ladapo wrote. “It …

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Florida Pols Erupt With Calls To Deny Confirmation For Wacko Anti-Vax State Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo

Florida Politics reports: Florida politicians took to social media over the weekend to demand the Florida Senate deny the confirmation of recently installed Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo after news broke of a troubling interaction he had with an immunocompromised state lawmaker. As detailed by Florida Politics, Democratic Sen. Tina Polsky of Boca Raton, who was diagnosed with stage 1 breast …

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Top Florida Republican Roasts “Unprofessional” State Surgeon General Over Mask Incident With Ill Senator

Florida Politics reports: Senate President Wilton Simpson late Saturday sharply criticized a top official in the administration of Gov. Ron DeSantis for failing to adhere to a request from state Sen. Tina Polksky to wear a mask while visiting her in her office. Polksky, a Democrat from Palm Beach County who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is about …

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DeSantis Gives Anti-Vax FL Surgeon General 72% Raise

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Florida’s new surgeon general received a pay raise of 72% compared with his predecessor, as leaders of several state agencies under Gov. Ron DeSantis saw their paychecks grow this week under a hike approved by the Legislature this year. The biggest increase was for Dr. Joseph Ladapo, the new surgeon general who also runs the Department …

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FL’s New Anti-Vax Surgeon General Rules That Parents Get To Decide If Exposed Students Should Quarantine

The Miami Herald reports: Five school districts’ challenge to a mask mandate rule came to a screeching halt Wednesday after Gov. Ron DeSantis’ newly appointed surgeon general repealed the rule and replaced it with his own that gave parents even more choice over how to deal with COVID-19 in schools. The new rule leaves the option for masking in schools …

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