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Florida Democrats Condemn Surgeon General Ladapo for Failure on Measles Messaging

 Chair Nikki Fried says Floridians “might be better off searching WebMD”

This weekend, following news of measles outbreaks in Broward and Polk counties, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo issued ‘guidance’ to parents that ignores accepted medical practice. In response, the Florida Democratic Party has issued the following statement:

“Once again, Joseph Ladapo is putting his personal politics at the forefront of a major public health issue,” said FDP Chair Nikki Fried. “The guidance he’s issued to Broward County parents flies in the face of public health standards, and puts the health and well-being of Florida’s children at risk.

“It’s not too much to ask for Florida’s Surgeon General to follow standard medical practice — unfortunately, Ron’s political appointee seems to only work with his anti-vax agenda in mind. His actions continue to be a disgrace to doctors everywhere, and Florida families might be better off searching WebMD than listening to politicized ‘advice’ from this quack.”

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