"In two years of interviewing public health officials, Dr. Joe Ladapo was the most impressive I met, and the most decent. I suspect it won't be long before every American knows his name."
“This gripping biographical narrative lets the world understand the complex reality that has unfolded in the life of Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD. He stands as an impressive physical and intellectual force yet has been formed and molded into a respectful, careful, and quietly courageous leader in public health. The narrative quickly brings the reader through the life of Ladapo, his family, and Governor Ron DeSantis as characters working to save Floridians and the nation at large from the catastrophic federal response to the pandemic that has unfolded before our very eyes. Ladapo is a wonderful writer and has taken brave steps in disclosure that many public figures could not bring themselves to do in spoken words or print. This book will stand as an important inflection point for Dr. Ladapo and America’s public health community at a time of continued crisis and upheaval in our country. So, sit back and enjoy this wonderful story about one of America's finest heroes in contemporary history."
—Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH, coauthor of Courage to Face COVID-19: Preventing Hospitalization and Death While Battling the Biopharmaceutical Complex
“I searched the nation for ethical and honorable physicians to tell the American people the real public health truth. By reviewing decades of research prior to Covid and observing real-time scientific data, Dr. Ladapo spoke boldly and accurately. He reminded us that masks are unable to stop the spread of a tiny respiratory virus; he reminded us that early treatment is always superior to negligence; and he reminded us of Public Health 101: locking down healthy people is never going to be an effective—or legal—public health measure. Dr. Ladapo was different because he refused to delegate his personal responsibility to think critically—even in the face of overwhelming pressure to follow the herd.”
—Simone Gold, MD, JD, founder of America’s Frontline Doctors and CEO of GoldCare™ Health & Wellness
“Joe Ladapo has been one of very few public voices of reason throughout the Covid pandemic. While other leaders in the field of public health have panicked, forgotten their training, and allowed their thinking to be clouded by fear, he has consistently demanded that we look at the actual evidence, and do a careful weighing of benefits and harms before putting in place massively disruptive public health interventions. With Joe at the center of Florida’s public health decision making, it is not hard to understand why the state has come out of the pandemic looking so good.”
—Sebastian Rushworth, MD, author of Covid: Why Most of What You Know Is Wrong
“Dr. Joe Ladapo is the best Surgeon General in the country. During the COVID crisis, Dr. Ladapo provided the country with a credible outside voice that consistently put forward a vision of health that encompassed psychological, physical, and social well-being. This vision contrasted sharply with the vision of public health focused on the avoidance of a single pathogen that mainstream public health adopted. The results of the lockdown focused public health are plain to see in the form of lost schooling for kids, shuttered businesses, inequality increased on a vast scale, and worse health. The lockdowns did not even prevent more than a million Americans from dying with COVID. We should have listened to Dr. Ladapo.”
—Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD, Stanford University professor of health policy