Florida surgeon general blasted for refusing mask


Florida state Sen. Tina Polsky, D-Boca Raton, who is being treated for breast cancer, said state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo refused her request to wear a mask when visiting her office in October 2021. Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, called Ladapo’s behavior “unprofessional.”

The president of the Florida Senate called the state’s surgeon general “unprofessional” this weekend for refusing to wear a mask while visiting the office of a state senator who is being treated for breast cancer — and he suggested that visitors in the future who “fail to respect these requests will be asked to