Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo has suggested that people refuse to comply with mask mandates and lockdowns.
“What do you call re-imposing mask policies that have been proven ineffective or restarting lockdowns that are known to cause harm? You don’t call it sanity. These terrible policies only work with your cooperation. How about refusing to participate…” Ladapo wrote in a post on X, the social media platform previously known as Twitter.
His comments come as mask mandates seem to be making a bit of a comeback. For example, Lionsgate reportedly instituted a mask requirement for certain floors of an office in California, and Morris Brown College in Georgia has announced a mask mandate. Such mandates by businesses, schools, and government entities have been banned under Florida law.
“Mask mandates are coming back. Do not comply,” tweeted Arizona state Rep. Austin Smith (R).
Dilbert comic strip creator Scott Adams has indicated that if a mask mandate for airline passengers returns, he will not fly. “I’ll never again fly with a mask. I’m canceling tentative travel plans on the risk of it alone. If they implement masks for flying, stay home until it passes,” he wrote.
“Only morons wear surgical masks as protection against a microscopic airborne virus. Legitimate imbeciles. We’re all laughing at you for falling for this stupidity yet again,” conservative commentator Dan Bongino posted.
But Wisconsin state Rep. Lee Snodgrass, a Democrat, recently promoted the practice of masking. “No shame in wearing masks to protect yourself from viruses and bugs which are on the rise! As temperatures fall and we spend more time inside, it’s important to remember we can take steps to stay healthy: wash your hands, wear a mask, and stay home if you have symptoms,” she wrote.
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