How a doctor who questioned vaccine safety became DeSantis' surgeon general pick - 2021-10-07

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F0.png How a doctor who questioned vaccine safety became DeSantis' surgeon general pick October 7, 2021, Politico

"I certainly know that I am not an expert in cardiovascular disease (despite having a PhD and being a Professor at Johns Hopkins) and would know better than pretending to be an expert in cardiovascular disease," Salmon wrote in an email.

Ladapo's appointment by DeSantis gives the Republican governor a health adviser who agrees with his approach to the pandemic. DeSantis staunchly opposes mandates on face masks — especially in schools — and had promoted the use of monoclonal antibody therapies in treating the virus while deemphasizing the need for vaccines. The GOP-controlled Florida Senate still needs to formally approve the 42-year-old Ladapo, but he is expected to be easily confirmed.

As the state's surgeon general, Ladapo will oversee the Florida Department of Health, which is the lead agency in the state's fight against Covid-19. His future policies could help control the spread of the coronavirus, especially amid future outbreaks. Over the summer, Florida saw a spike in infections, hospitalizations and deaths as the Delta variant ravaged the state.

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