Florida surgeon general proposes children skip COVID-19 tests
Joseph Ladapo as the next surgeon general of Florida on Sept. 21, 2021. - Governor's Office photo/Governor's Office photo/TNS

ORLANDO, Fla. — As omicron’s spread outpaces an overwhelming demand for COVID-19 tests, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo has a solution that contradicts advice from myriad public health experts: test fewer people. In a Monday news briefing, the surgeon general took aim at mass testing and said the Florida Department of Health will soon recommend people forgo testing unless it will be what he labels “high-value.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently recommends people get tested if they have symptoms, have had close contact with someone with COVID-19, or if they are not ...