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Top Health Official For Not Wearing A Mask During A Meeting

The rise of the delta variant in the state has been a reason of concern for the officials. Mask mandate has been an issue for many politicians in Florida.

A Florida state senator said she’s been threatened with death after speaking out about the state’s top medical official’s unwillingness to wear a mask during a meeting at her legislative office, despite the fact that she’s battling cancer.

Top Health Official For Not Wearing A Mask During A Meeting

Sen. Tina Polsky, a Democrat who represents portions of Palm Beach and Broward counties, said, “The way he treated me, refusing to wear a mask even after I told him I had a major medical condition, indicates his attitude and temperament is not acceptable to be our top medical professional.”

Top Health Official For Not Wearing A Mask During A Meeting

Last month, Republican Governor Ron DeSantis named State Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo. He and two aides entered Polsky’s office without masks earlier this week for a Senate confirmation interview, despite clear indications stating masks are necessary, Polsky said. Ladapo was requested to wear a mask multiple times, but he refused, according to her.

“I believe there’s simply a lack of human decency,” Polsky told CNN’s Anderson Cooper, adding that she didn’t understand why Ladapo refused to comply with her request. She stated, “The sympathy is gone.”

However, receiving death threats, some of which are anti-Semitic in character, has been quite concerning, and people are simply extremely unpleasant, Polsky added.

Despite his medical credentials, Ladapo is notorious for his mistrust about Covid-19 safety precautions, and his opinions are similar to those of DeSantis, who has been opposing mask laws in his state.

A face-covering would have hampered Ladapo’s ability to interact with Polsky, according to a statement made on his Twitter account Tuesday. He went on to say that he proposed meeting with Polsky outside to reduce the danger of Covid-19 transmission, but she declined.

Polsky responded by calling Ladapo’s views on masks “a smack in the face” to everyone who has struggled with mask use during the Covid-19 outbreak. By disobeying mask mandates, he chooses to believe in anti-science rather than looking out for Floridians’ best interests.

Polsky told CNN that her office’s mask policy is quite severe. Despite the fact that she had not publicly publicized her cancer diagnosis at the time of the meeting with Ladapo, Ladapo and his two aides did not follow the mask policy.

Ladapo proposed they meet outside, and Polsky claimed he seemed to want to discuss why that would be a good idea. “He was attempting to reach an agreement. He mistakenly believed that by recommending the outdoors, he was providing me with accommodation.”

Wilton Simpson, the president of the Florida Senate, sent a note to all state senators and employees on Saturday, calling the episode “disappointing” in light of Polsky’s health problems, but he did not mention Ladapo.

“People shouldn’t have to wait for a cancer diagnosis to respect one another’s social comfort level during a pandemic,” Simpson wrote.

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