Trump Admin Surgeon General Criticizes DeSantis on School Mask Mandates: ‘We’re Letting Politics Get in the Way of Protecting Our Youth’

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Dr. Jerome Adams, who served as surgeon general in the Trump administration, criticized Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for banning school mask mandates.

Covid-19 cases are continuing to surge in Florida, and DeSantis is facing blowback (and legal challenges) for his executive order barring schools from requiring everyone mask up. He said this was done to “protect parents’ freedom to choose whether their children wear masks.”

On Monday the governor’s office said the state could “move to withhold the salary” of superintendents or school board members who defy that executive order. And on Tuesday, the Broward County School Board voted to keep the district’s mask mandate in place.

On CBS This Morning, Adams had this to say when
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