Dr. Joseph A. Ladipo is Florida’s new surgeon general.
He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 2008 and also received a separate doctorate that year in health policy from the university’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Ladapo, made waves for setting new guidelines allowing parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or stay in school if they’re asymptomatic following exposure to COVID-19, and he’s also spoken critically about the public health focus on vaccines as a key tool for battling the pandemic.
Meanwhile, a handbook that made the rounds on social media advising National Youth Service Corps members to prepare ransom in case they are kidnapped, is now being investigated by the House of Representatives.
A video that is now circulating on social media captures the moment some officers of the Nigerian police in the federal capital territory, Abuja, brutalized some protesters of the proscribed Shi’ite Group, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria.