During a press conference on Thursday, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo expressed skepticism toward Covid-19 vaccines.
Ladapo was flanked by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and people holding signs reading “Freedom Has A Home Here,” and also signs resembling the Gadsden Flag (“Don’t Tread On Me”), but featuring an alligator instead of a snake. The top doctor proceeded to call into question the effectiveness of the vaccine and also suggested its longterm effects are unknown.
“It’s just an unbelievable time in the country,” said Florida’s top doctor. “You wake up each day and you wonder what new, unprecedented policy step some leader in, unfortunately California, a state that I lived in and really enjoyed.”
Ladapo was formerly a researcher at the UCLA