Opinion: Vaccines work for children. Ignore the nonsense spoken in Florida. (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Opinion: Vaccines work for children. Ignore the nonsense spoken in Florida.. “The final decision about whether youths should get vaccinated against the coronavirus is up to them and their parents. We think they should receive the shots; scientific evidence shows that vaccines protect young people from serious illness and death. Unfortunately, though, the message about the efficacy and safety of the vaccines has failed to reach many families. That is why the Florida surgeon general, Joseph Ladapo, was irresponsible to announce on Monday that the state health department plans to formally recommend against vaccination for healthy children.”

ABC News: DeSantis aide bucks medical consensus that healthy children should get COVID vaccine

ABC News: DeSantis aide bucks medical consensus that healthy children should get COVID vaccine. “Despite widespread support for pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations from the nation’s top health officials, Florida will become the first state in the country to advise against vaccinating healthy children for COVID-19, the state’s Surgeon General, Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo, announced on Monday.”

NBC Miami: Florida Department of Health Issues COVID-19 Testing Guidance That Contradicts CDC’s

NBC Miami: Florida Department of Health Issues COVID-19 Testing Guidance That Contradicts CDC’s. “New COVID-19 testing guidance released by the Florida Department of Health Thursday is at odds with federal guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new guidance from the department of health comes days after Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo said the state is following a ‘sensible public health’ campaign that focuses on testing only at-risk patients and those showing symptoms of COVID-19.”

Orlando Sentinel: Florida Surgeon General proposes children skip COVID tests

Orlando Sentinel: Florida Surgeon General proposes children skip COVID tests. “As omicron’s spread outpaces an overwhelming demand for COVID-19 tests, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo has a solution that contradicts advice from myriad public health experts: test fewer people. In a Monday news briefing, the surgeon general took aim at mass testing and said the Florida Department of Health will soon recommend people forgo testing unless it will be what he labels ‘high-value.’”

Associated Press: Florida’s top doctor refuses mask, is told to leave meeting

Associated Press: Florida’s top doctor refuses mask, is told to leave meeting. “Florida’s top health official was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed. Florida Senate leader Wilton Simpson, a Republican, sent a memo to senators Saturday regarding the incident at the office of Democratic state Sen. Tina Polsky, asking visitors at the building to be respectful with social interactions.”

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Florida’s new surgeon general issues rule ending required school quarantines, says parents will decide

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Florida’s new surgeon general issues rule ending required school quarantines, says parents will decide. “Florida parents can now decide if their children should quarantine or stay in school after exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, according to an emergency rule the state’s new surgeon general signed Wednesday, the day after he was tapped for the job.”

‘Fear is done’: Florida’s new surgeon general outspoken critic of COVID lockdowns, mandates (Tallahassee Democrat)

Tallahassee Democrat: ‘Fear is done’: Florida’s new surgeon general outspoken critic of COVID lockdowns, mandates. “Dr. Joseph Ladapo — a UCLA medical professor who has published controversial articles about ‘COVID mania’ and is an outspoken critic of lockdowns, mask and vaccine mandates and other mitigation measures — has been named as Florida’s new surgeon general, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday.”

Slate: New Florida Surgeon General Appeared at Demon-Sperm COVID Conspiracy Summit With Future Capitol Rioter

Slate: New Florida Surgeon General Appeared at Demon-Sperm COVID Conspiracy Summit With Future Capitol Rioter. “Donald Trump-aligned Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, whose state recorded more COVID-19 cases and deaths in August than it did in any month before vaccines became widely available, has appointed a new state surgeon general. Is it someone normal who will tell people to get vaccinated? No, you idiot! It’s a doctor named Joseph Ladapo who was last seen on the national stage participating in a COVID miracle cure event with another doctor who believes that lizard people control the government and that demons cause gynecological problems by implanting stolen sperm, as well as a third doctor who later got arrested for being part of the mob that smashed into the U.S. Capitol in an effort to overturn the presidential election.”