Almost since the onset of the Wuhan Lab virus, Florida has stood out as the least restrictive and most free state in the nation regarding state-imposed COVID mandates. When tyrannical, Democrat governors were locking down citizens and destroying small businesses in their states, Governor DeSantis left it up to individuals to decide if they wanted to wear masks or be vaccinated.

In May 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he would be signing an executive order that would invalidate all emergency remaining local emergency COVID orders. “I think that’s the evidence-based thing to do, ” DeSantis said.


Governor Desantis’ new surgeon general, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, appears to be adopting a similar attitude about COVID. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, Dr. Lapado is instead opting for a commonsense approach that includes vitamins (and nutrient-rich foods). Additionally, Florida’s new surgeon general is giving doctors in the red state the ability to use alternative treatments to care for patients they’re treating for COVID.

Florida’s new Surgeon General, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, with Gov. Ron DeSantis (R)

The updated Florida Health website states:

“Physicians should use their clinical judgment when recommending treatment options for patients’ individualized health care needs. This may include emerging treatment options with appropriate patient informed consent, including off-label use or as part of a clinical trial.”

Epoch Times reports – Florida’s new surgeon general, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, has issued a statewide public service announcement in support of commonsense COVID prevention strategies such as optimizing your vitamin D, staying active, eating nutrient-dense foods, and boosting your immune system with supplements.

Florida Health’s website now urges Floridians to “Talk to your health care provider about how certain supplements or foods containing vitamins and minerals might help boost your immune system, such as zinc, vitamin D, vitamin C, and quercetin.” These are all well-known supplements that have been shown to have a positive impact on your COVID-19 risk.

The surgeon general also supports the use of monoclonal antibodies in acute cases, and as prevention in high-risk patients who have been exposed to COVID-19. Available treatment locations can be found on

‘Physicians Should Use Clinical Judgment’

Ladapo was appointed Florida surgeon general and secretary of the Florida Department of Health by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Sept. 21, 2021, and it’s refreshing to finally see COVID guidance that makes sense. In his acceptance speech, Ladapo said:

“I am honored to have been chosen by Governor DeSantis to serve as Florida’s next Surgeon General. We must make health policy decisions rooted in data and not in fear.

“I have observed the different approaches taken by governors across the country, and I have been impressed by Governor DeSantis’ leadership and determination to ensure that Floridians are afforded all opportunities to maintain their health and wellness while preserving their freedoms as Americans.”


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