Category: Dr. Joseph Ladapo

Florida Confirms Its First Case of Child Monkeypox

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.–A Florida child under the age of 4 has been identified as the first pediatric case of monkeypox in the state, according to The Florida Department of Health. The child tested positive in Martin County on Florida’s Treasure Coast, which has a total of six reported cases, according to the health department’s Reportable Disease…


Don’t Vax Healthy Children, Says Florida Surgeon General

PUNTA GORDA, Florida–Florida has been a state for “firsts” since the pandemic arrived on the scene, and March 7 was no exception, as state Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo announced that his office will recommend against the COVID-19 vaccines for “healthy children.” “The Florida Department of Health is going to be the first state to…


Florida Democrats Walk Out on Surgeon General’s Confirmation Hearing

In a sign of solidarity Jan. 26 Florida House Democrats walked out before a vote came on the state surgeon general’s confirmation. Democrats said the reason for the walkout was because Dr. Joseph Ladapo could not “adequately answer questions on his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Even with Democrats abstaining from the vote, Republicans unanimously advanced…


Florida Surgeon General: If You Have No Symptoms, Please Don’t Get Tested

Florida’s Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo issued new guidance for COVID-19 tests on Jan. 4 in a bid to reduce the strain on the state’s testing centers. So many people are using the centers the availability of tests is under pressure. “We are going to scale back,” Ladapo told reporters at a press conference. “We’re…