Florida's Anti-Mask Surgeon General Downplays COVID-19 Testing, Vaccinations As State Cases Surge
State Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo speaks during a press conference at Neo City Academy in Kissimmee, Florida, on Sept. 22, 2021. | Source: SOPA Images / Getty
Florida's governor and the state's top health official on Monday downplayed the need for ongoing and repetitive COVID-19 testing and refused to encourage people to get vaccinated as coronavirus cases soared in the Sunshine State.
Gov. Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo likely offered the guidance - for lack of a better term - that runs counter to directives from national public health officials because of Florida's glaring shortage of rapid testing kits.... Read more