Florida Surgeon General says unequivocally, ‘data does not support’ masking schoolchildren

Florida’s Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo talks about mask mandates during a news conference. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Dylan HousmanThe Daily CallerFlorida’s Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo issued a forceful rejection of mask mandates for kids at a news conference Wednesday, Oct. 20.Ladapo spoke at an event in Brevard County with Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who appointed Ladapo to his position as Surgeon General in September. Ladapo, a Harvard-educated cardiologist and professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine, has been an outspoken opponent of mask and vaccine mandates throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.“I want you guys to step back for a moment from what you hear, sort of constantly, on TV, and just very briefly in terms of the data that supports mask use in kids and mandates for masks in kids, it is very weak, and that’s a fact,” Ladapo said. “There
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