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Florida's anti-vax safe haven: State's controversial surgeon general says ... trends now

Florida's anti-vax safe haven: State's controversial surgeon general says ... trends now

Florida's surgeon general has said that children who are unvaccinated against measles can still go to school amid an outbreak of the disease - in a move that defies CDC guidance.

A school in the south of the state is responding to an eruption of measles after six pupils tested positive.

In a letter to parents at the school, Joseph Ladapo said he would leave the choice of whether to keep unvaccinated children at home up to parents.

CDC health officials say unvaccinated children should stay home for 21 days after exposure to an infected individual, to prevent them contracting the disease.

Doctors have accused Dr Ladapo of putting vulnerable children at risk.

Dr Ladapo has previously been criticized for his comments about Covid jabs being unsafe and refusing to wear a mask during the pandemic.

Dr Ladapo had repeatedly clashed with science over the pandemic, particularly vaccines

Dr Ladapo had repeatedly clashed with science over the pandemic, particularly vaccines

Last month, he called for ending the use of mRNA Covid shots, which was met with fierce opposition from the medical community. 

A sixth case of measles was reported at Manatee Bay Elementary School in Weston, Florida. Doctors were told of the first measles case - a third grader with no travel history - on Friday February 16.

A letter to parents on Tuesday signed by Dr Ladapo acknowledged that the 'normal' recommendation is for unvaccinated children to stay home for 21 day - the period of time that the virus can be transmitted.

But it stated: 'DOH is deferring to parents or guardians to make decisions about school attendance.'

According to the CDC, the MMR vaccine rate in Florida is approximately 91 percent, which is below the national rate of 93 percent.

The CDC has not responded to Dr Ladapo's advice.

Dr Ladapo has also strayed away from CDC guidance over the safety of the Covid jabs. 

In October 2021, he said that more information was needed on how safe the jabs were.

All jabs are put through rigorous testing before being approved for use in people to ensure they

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