The state of Florida continues to take a stand against the experts in Washington for their aggressive restrictions in their fight with COVID-19. Joseph Ladapo, the Surgeon General in Florida, lashed out at Dr. Anthony Fauci and some other top federal public health officials.
Ladapo, who leads the Florida Department of Health, believes Fauci and his team are dehumanizing the population in America through their mask mandates. He recently interviewed with Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson. Ladapo noted that localities with and without mask mandates have seen similar surges in the pandemic. And he also said that many leaders who are focused on this issue now are just data deniers.
Tucker Carlson added to the interview that children need facial cues to experience the right kind of development. Ladapo said that we felt responsible to share this reality and that it was one of the saddest parts of this battle with COVID-19 in terms of public health.
Ladapo wants people like Dr. Fauci to understand that they are dehumanizing the U.S. population. He explained, “Instead of being individuals, children, you know, doing the things that make children wonderful — playing, being worry-free, expressing themselves — they sort of putting them in this box where they are spreaders of viruses and they have to have their faces covered despite how unnatural that is, without really any high-quality data showing any benefit and lots of data and parental intuition suggesting harm, and tremendous harm. You know, it is completely unnatural.”
Tucker Carlson added that he thought the word “dehumanize” was the perfect word to use.
While this is happening among so many of our children, President Joe Biden is planning to distribute 400 million free N95 masks beginning next week. This will cut in half the nation’s strategic stockpile. It will be the largest deployment of personal protective equipment in the history of the United States, an official at the White House told CNN.
“To ensure broad access for all Americans, there will be three masks available per person. In addition to this program, thanks to the administration’s efforts, these high-quality masks are in ample supply and widely available to American consumers,” the unnamed official said.
This deployment is in response to lawmakers pushing for the use of more study masks, like N95s, over the basic cloth face coverings.
Senator Bernie Sanders, the Independent from Vermont, proposed the “Masks For All Act” to manufacture and mail N95 masks to every household in America. The bill was co-sponsored by lawmakers including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA). This legislation will spend $5 billion for mailing three masks to every person across the nation.
Sanders believes that as we deal with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, we should remember that not all masks are created equal. He thinks that Congress should demand the mass production and distribution of N95 masks and that it is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Sanders went even further saying that it was a scandal that the richest country in the history of the world did not have more readily available high-quality masks. They should be made available to frontline workers, health care workers, and all Americans.
The senator declared that his colleagues would be doing what our public health experts and scientists say we must do. They will provide all our people with the right kind of masks without cost. He said they will prevent death and suffering and save a massive amount of money in health care dollars.
The free N95 masks will be distributed by the United States Postal Service and they will come in multiple sizes. There will even be sizes for children.