Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo is blasting mask mandates for children in schools and argues the data to "support" the measures is "very weak."
"In terms of the data that supports mask use in kids and mandates for masking kids, it is very weak and that's a fact," Ladapo told reporters this week. "There is a substantial gap between the quality of data out there supporting masking kids yielding any benefit for kids, whatsoever. Factual."
"In Florida, we are going to stay close to the data and we're going to let you know how we feel about the data. The data do not support any clinical benefit for children in schools with mask mandates. The highest quality data find no evidence of benefit," he continued.
Florida's New Surgeon General Asks People To Step Away From What You Hear On TV For A Moment...— Covid-1984 (@NeverSleever) October 20, 2021
And Listen To What He Has To Say About School Mask Mandates & The Data... pic.twitter.com/5kngX0UQft
Meanwhile, the Biden administration is working to mask kids forever. Centers for Disease Control Director Rochelle Walensky told reporters Wednesday that even if children ages 5-11 are fully vaccinated (FDA approval pending), they should still be masked in schools.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky says that they will continue to recommend schools have mask mandates even after the FDA approves vaccinations for children:— X Strategies LLC (@XStrategiesLLC) October 20, 2021
"As we head into these winter months, we cannot be complacent." pic.twitter.com/jFd5heAkvg
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is saying the same.
.@Surgeon_General Murthy: Yes, even after we vaccinate kids they'll still need to wear facemasks.— Grabien (@GrabienMedia) October 21, 2021
"The CDC has guidance that says even if you are vaccinated you need to wear a mask. That will likely be the case until the CDC changes it." pic.twitter.com/eP1sTo2LAj
Meanwhile, Wuhan coronavirus cases in Florida are down while cases are spiking in northern states with more mandates and restrictions.
Florida now has the lowest covid rate in the continental United States. And they’ve done it without mask or vaccine mandates. This is why Ron Desantis terrifies the coronabros. Because all their shutdowns & mandates, which destroy freedoms, provide no benefits. pic.twitter.com/RqnPpmYclD— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 20, 2021