Joseph Ladapo


Florida COVID-19 death toll climbs while new cases drop

The COVID-19 death toll continues to climb in Florida (to 91,590), while new COVID-19 cases have dropped in recent weeks.
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COVID-19 death toll continues to climb in Florida to nearly 91,000

The number of Florida residents who have died of COVID-19 since early 2020 is nearing 91,000, even as governor slams boosters.

Florida’s divide on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters: Backroom Briefing

Don’t expect federal approval of updated COVID-19 vaccines to reshape political views about “jabs,” as Gov. Ron DeSantis likes to call them.
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo take aim at the new COVID-19 booster, which health experts say will save lives

Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration recommended that people under age 65 not receive newly approved COVID-19 booster shots.
WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Tuesday, May 23, 2023

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Tuesday, May 23, 2023
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Florida surgeon general, known for spreading vaccine misinformation, praises state’s COVID-19 response

Florida’s Public Health Integrity Committee met today to discuss responses during the COVID-19 pandemic on the federal and state levels.
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GOP lawmakers confirm Florida’s controversial Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reappointment of Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo was confirmed by the GOP-controlled Senate over objections from Democrats.
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The University of Florida says there is no ‘standing’ to review Joseph Ladapo’s guidance on COVID-19

A University of Florida official said Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo's COVID-19 vaccination guidance is outside the scope of his work with UF.
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DeSantis seeks a grand jury probe into COVID-19 vaccines

Gov. Ron DeSantis asked the state Supreme Court to impanel a grand jury to investigate “wrongdoing in Florida” related to COVID-19 vaccines.
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Ladapo to continue as Florida Surgeon General

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says that controversial state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo will remain in the post in DeSantis' second term.
Congress member and former Florida governor Charlie Crist

Charlie Crist bashes DeSantis’ new COVID rule for Florida schools

US Rep. Charlie Crist slammed Gov. DeSantis' recent decision to revise COVID-19 rules & called for the removal of Florida's surgeon general.

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