Read the facts about Dr. Anthony Fauci and animal testing, which U.S. Rep. Greg Steube wrote about so emotionally in his column Nov. 10.
Steube’s opinions are highly offensive. I expect better of my elected official. Before taking him at his written word, check the facts at this Snopes.com link.
Diane Kearney, Venice
Steube makes false claims about Fauci
While animal testing was used by the National Institutes of Health, many of Steube’s statements about Fauci were taken out of context or are just incorrect.
Corners cut for new surgeon general
When I moved to Florida, I obtained a restricted medical license to do volunteer work.
It took months, since the Board of Medicine needs to do due diligence. It searches databases, requires letters and even interviews doctors. Some doctors move from state to state, even when they have bad records. Dr. Joseph Ladapo, our newly appointed surgeon general, obtained his medical license in two days (“‘Grave concerns’: Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo’s medical license OK’d in two days,” Nov. 10).
It has been reported that Ladapo was brought to the attention of Gov. Ron DeSantis by political operatives and donors. This led to his also being hired as a tenured faculty member at the University of Florida medical school. As a member of a fringe group called America’s Frontline Doctors, Ladapo promoted the anti-parasite drug Ivermectin and the worthless use of Hydroxychloroquine.
Doctors and staff at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he previously worked, said he was not involved in treating COVID-19 patients, contrary to his statements. Mixing politics into the medical arena is wrong. In Florida, under DeSantis and his minions, the mixture of politics and medicine has been rampant and, in many cases, it has proven to be toxic.
Arlington Park, in Sarasota, is a treasure. The dog park area provides space for small and large dogs to run off-leash. Story continues
Consult park visitors about improvements Ike Koziol, MD, Sarasota