Tag Archives: Joseph Ladapo

FL Surgeon General Appears On Podcast Of Prominent Anti-Vaxxer Who Claims Vaccines Make You Magnetic

ABC News reports: A March 2021 report from the Center for Countering Digital Hate identified Sherri Tenpenny as one of the 12 most prominent purveyors of vaccine misinformation on social media. A report later that year from the De Beaumont Foundation cited Tenpenny while demanding that state medical boards crack down on the “small but vocal minority of physicians” who …

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Miami Paper Blasts Florida’s Anti-Vax Surgeon General

From the Miami Herald editorial board: Armed only with a skimpy “analysis” done by the state Department of Health — an analysis that is not peer-reviewed, has no named authors and has been blasted by the medical community — he warned last week that men ages 18-39 shouldn’t get the Moderna or Pfizer COVID shots, citing a higher risk of …

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Twitter Flags Anti-Vax Lie By Florida Surgeon General

Florida Politics reports: Twitter temporarily took down a post by Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo on guidance against COVID-19 vaccines for those under 40. The move comes as medical experts and scientists criticize the Florida Department of Health recommendations for being based on weak data that never saw peer review. Ladapo on Friday issued new guidance recommending against mRNA vaccinations for …

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Florida’s Monkeypox Cases Have Doubled In One Week

Politico reports: The Florida Department of Health counted 985 people infected by the monkeypox virus as of Tuesday, marking a jump from the 525 infections reported by Surgeon General Joseph A. Ladapo one week ago. The agency also ordered the full 72,000 vaccine doses allocated by HHS. The HHS allocation is not enough to keep up with the outbreak of …

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Florida Medical Board Moves To Ban Trans Healthcare

Florida Politics reports: Members of the state medical board have agreed to initiate rules that could ban physicians from providing gender-affirming care to transgender people under the age of 18, while also limiting access to care to adults. The vote by the Board of Medicine on Friday means the Board will begin a several month process that Chairman and Winter …

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Top FL Official Sows Distrust Of Monkeypox Vaccine

“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 …

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Florida Only State Not To Pre-Order COVID Vax For Kids

Politico reports: Florida is the only state in the nation that has not placed an order with the federal government for doses of the Covid-19 vaccine for young children, saying the distribution process is “convoluted.” The Florida Department of Health, through a statement, said Wednesday that it did not place an order with the federal government for vaccine doses for …

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Florida Moves To Ban All Transgender Healthcare

Miami’s NBC News affiliate reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration Thursday asked the state board regulating doctors to essentially ban transition-related care for transgender minors, according to a letter obtained by NBC News. The state Health Department made the request hours after another state agency issued a 46-page report to justify banning Medicaid coverage for transgender people of any age …

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FL Paper Roasts DeSantis On Vaxxing Kids For COVID

From the Orlando Sentinel editorial board: Don’t bother vaccinating your kids against COVID, even though the CDC says it’s a good idea. Quit fussing; they’ll be fine. Dr. Joseph Ladapo promises. You don’t have to wear that mask, either. Dr. Ladapo says it’s a lie that they save lives, and that doctors who believe otherwise are “zombies.” That was his …

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FL To Advise Against COVID Vax For “Healthy Children”

The Hill reports: Florida’s Department of Health will recommend against coronavirus vaccination for “healthy children,” the state’s surgeon general said Monday, contradicting the guidance from the CDC and other experts. Florida “is going to be the first state to officially recommend against the COVID-19 vaccines for healthy children,” state surgeon general Joseph Ladapo said at the end of a roundtable …

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Florida Surgeon General Refuses To Disclose Vax Status

The Associated Press reports: Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo on Tuesday declined to disclose whether he has received a coronavirus vaccine during a contentious confirmation hearing where Democrats pressed the state’s top doctor to promote the shots. Ladapo, appointed in September by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, has attracted national scrutiny over his close alignment with the Governor in opposing …

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FL Surgeon General Gets Scathing Review From Old Boss: His Batshit Views Caused Stress For Coworkers

MSNBC reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ handpicked state surgeon general, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, is currently doing the job, but he still needs to be formally confirmed by the Republican-led state Senate. To that end, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement did a routine background investigation. It apparently didn’t go especially well. The Tallahassee Democrat newspaper reports that Ladapo’s former supervisor …

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Florida Republicans Advance Confirmation Of Surgeon General After He Refuses To Say Whether Vaxxes Work

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: After a lengthy grilling on his merits and qualifications, the Senate Health Policy Committee voted — without its Democratic members — to recommend that Joseph Ladapo be confirmed as Florida’s Surgeon General. Frustrated by what her and her colleagues called a lack of honest answers from Ladapo after more than an hour of questioning, Senate Democratic …

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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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