Dr. Joseph Ladapo

 “See, this thing has reached the point of explosion. Black people that are here—even those in high places—are saying, ‘We can’t take this much longer.’ There’s like a volcanic eruption that’s coming now.” The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, October 10, 2015 – “Justice Or Else!” 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March

Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Florida’s controversial Black surgeon general, is awaiting confirmation when the state legislature convenes in January. He has refused to say whether he is vaccinated, citing his right to privacy. The governor’s choice to lead the state’s health department has been making moves deflating the hot air blown by agents implementing the U.S. Government’s Depopulation Agenda with the Covid-19 “vaccines.”

Dr. Ladapo is an advocate for clean, healthy living, protection of individual liberties and use of such strategies as monoclonal antibody treatments instead of the deadly experimental vaccines the government is trying to force on the American people. He has come under vociferous attack by those maintaining the current status quo. He opposes all mandates: vaccines, lockdowns and masks; his impact has been striking. On September 22, the day after his appointment, he signed Emergency Rule 64DER21-15 ending mask mandates and quarantines for school children.

As of November 4, Florida tied with Louisiana for the lowest Covid-19 daily average case rates in the last 7 days per 100,000 residents in the continental United States. Florida’s schools had a 76% decrease in cases since the rule became effective and a 90% decrease since August.


In addition to reduced cases since August, Florida’s hospitalizations have plummeted. The data stems from state and local health agencies (cases, deaths) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hospitalizations); Centers for Disease Control and state governments (vaccinations and case rates); the Census Bureau (population and demographic data) and the New York Times online Map and Case Count (daily case rates). The daily average is calculated with data that was reported in the last seven days; vaccination data is not available for some states; and all-time charts show data from Jan. 21, 2020, to present. 

Part of Florida’s success is attributed to the state providing widespread and easy access to monoclonal antibody treatment. This is a normally expensive therapy the state is giving residents for free. Anyone over the age of 12 who has contracted or been exposed to the virus is eligible. Clinical trials backing the monoclonal antibodies yielded excellent results (70% reduction in hospitalization and death). Dr. Ladapo reports the state has treated over 130,000 people and prevented thousands of hospitalizations.

Public health officials in the United States have completely politicized the pandemic, so people who rejected the vaccine either as a personal choice or medical concerns were just ignored, instead of provided access to treatment, he observed.

The monoclonal antibody treatments are very effective at reducing the risk of hospitalization and exposure, said Dr. Ladapo. When a high risk person is in a situation where they’re exposed to Covid-19, these monoclonal antibodies are approved for preventive treatment in those patients, he explained, during an October 14 press conference at the Florida Department of Health in Lee County.

“It’s critical. It works. It’s effective. It saves lives. It’s the example the governor has set. It’s an example that other states should follow. And you can do it. You don’t need the passports. You don’t need the mandates. You can get through this pandemic without those things,” stated Dr. Ladapo. He has repeatedly said he is not against the “vaccine,” but he believes people have the right choose and should not be forced into getting it.

“You hear these stories, people telling you what’s been happening in their lives, nurses, pregnant women who are being forced to put something in their bodies that we don’t know all there is to know about yet, no matter what people on TV tell you. It’s not true. We’re going to learn more about the safety of these vaccines,” Dr. Ladapo remarked during an October 21 press conference with Florida governor DeSantis.

He noted that ten months after it was announced the experimental “vaccines” would stop transmission and provide rates of protection greater than 90%, data shows that the protection from infections for some of them is less than 40%, and even less than that for others. So this idea that we are foolish for not believing people who are telling us things that we don’t have data for right now is ridiculous, and people need to continue and stick with their intuition and their sensibilities.”

He further advanced the position that the science says something completely opposite of the false claims that vaccine mandates and their punitive enforcement measures are needed to create safe workplaces.

“We know it’s bad for health. When you take away these people’s jobs, it’s bad for health. It increases mental distress. It’s bad for physical health. People often lose health insurance, so it disrupts their care … It’s bad for health on every level for these people. And that matters, and that’s another reason why the Governor and I will never support those types of policies.”

He pointed out that many Americans sense the total dishonesty about the safety of the vaccines. There’s been a concerted effort to hide the growing number of severe adverse reactions to the shots that otherwise healthy people have experienced.

“It doesn’t matter how often some of our public health leaders that sit on TV (and say) people have to take these vaccines and they’re safe. Some of these reactions are uncommon? Fine. Let’s talk about them. Let’s talk about how common they are … Let’s talk about the myocarditis in children. Let’s talk about some of these other reactions that patients are receiving care at the NIH ( National Institutes of Health) for, but are not being publicized. Let’s have an open discussion about risks to benefits, and let’s be honest. And until that kind of environment is here, people are going to continue to be resistant to the mandates.”

Some of his critics, including his own colleagues, are working to prevent this outspoken Black man from receiving confirmation as Florida’s Surgeon General, but they cannot erase his accomplishments.

Recently granted a professorship at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Ladapo also served as an associate professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, caring for hospitalized patients. As I noted in a previous story, he has a wide array of credentials: a graduate of Wake Forest University, he holds both an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and a PhD. in Health Policy from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. In addition to the above, he has served as a faculty member in the Department of Population Health at New York University School of Medicine and Staff Fellow at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Dr. Ladapo has been transparent and his record speaks for itself. One underlying reason for all of the controversy surrounding him, in addition to racism, is that he is part of the nationally-recognized America’s Frontline Doctors. This group of physicians has been instrumental in exposing suppression of Covid-19 treatments by the corporate-controlled U.S. government and media outlets that comprise its so-called health care system.

“One remarkable aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic has been how often unpopular scientific ideas, from the lab-leak theory to the efficacy of masks, were initially dismissed, even ridiculed, only to resurface later in mainstream thinking. Differences of opinion have sometimes been rooted in disagreement over the underlying science. But the more common motivation has been political,” he wrote in his Wall Street Journal article, “Are Covid Vaccines Riskier Than Advertised?” “There are concerning trends on blood clots and low platelets, not that the authorities will tell you.”

Dr. Ladapo is among the infectious disease epidemiologists, and medical and public health scientists and medical practitioners who signed the Great Barrington Declaration over grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing Covid-19 policies.

In an attempt to block his confirmation by the Florida state Senate, some have slandered him, calling him unfit to be Surgeon General and Secretary of the Florida Department of Health.

What is their justification, when this accomplished, young Black physician/scientist, in just a short time as head of its health department, has helped turn the Covid-19 crisis around in the state?

Could it be that his opponents hate his interference with their fear-mongering designed to send people running for a vaccination; that he vigorously defends individual’s rights to reject being vaccinated; that he openly rejects mandates imposed on human beings without due process of law?

“We cannot live without justice. Justice is a prerequisite to life … Any decent human being who has a responsibility of government must see to it that the people and their right of freedom is protected. They must see that the people get justice and equal protection under the law.”The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan – October 24, 1987, Police Slaying of Michael Taylor