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Florida remains screwed as DeSantis picks hydroxychloroquine-supporting quack as new surgeon general

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Florida has a new state surgeon general today, and I'm sure everybody is itching to know who Gov. Ron DeSantis—the man who devoted himself to attacking pandemic safety measures as a means of furthering his political ambitions in the party of Trump-addled anti-maskers, vaccine conspiracy theorists, and mass death enthusiasts—has chosen to replace the outgoing surgeon general that none of you have ever heard of. DeSantis sidelined him so aggressively during the pandemic the poor man was in danger of meeting Jimmy Hoffa.

Who's the new top Florida health official? Who got the DeSantis rose? Surprise! It’s this guy:

Remember this press conference on the steps of the Supreme Court - doctors touting hydroxychloroquine, prompting praise from then-President Trump and Google, Twitter, and Facebook to take the video down?

Florida’s new Surgeon General, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, was a speaker. 👇 pic.twitter.com/wDQHNkkNXn

Meet hydroxychloroquine touter, mask skeptic, vaccine-dismissing Dr. Joseph Ladapo, last seen buttering up one of Donald Trump's preferred crackpot pandemic cures during a period when Trump was casting about for pandemic solutions that would involve not doing one damn thing on his part. Ladapo is a surgeon general DeSantis can........

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