Ladapo is also among a group of doctors who have supported controversial unproven and disproven Covid-19 therapies such as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine
Ladapo most recently worked at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
In an opinion piece published last week in the Wall Street Journal, Ladapo penned his reflections on the Covid-19 pandemic
, saying that public mask wearing
, 最好, a modest effect on viral transmission
,” although studies in real-world conditions have repeatedly shown masks reduce spread of the virus
“Or take lockdowns, shown by research to increase deaths overall but nonetheless still considered an acceptable solution. This intellectual disconnect now extends to Covid-19 vaccine mandates. The policy is promoted as essential for stopping the spread of Covid-19, though the evidence suggests it won’t,” he said in the article, 标题 “Vaccine Mandates Can’t Stop Covid’s Spread.”
美国疾病控制与预防中心, 然而, says fully vaccinated people are less likely than unvaccinated people to become infected with the coronavirus, which limits transmission, and they are less likely to become severely ill or die, lessening the burden on hospitals and health care systems. Fully vaccinated people with breakthrough infections from the more transmissible Delta variant can spread the virus to others, the CDC says, but appear to spread the virus for a shorter time.
A recent CNN analysis showed the average Covid death rate in the 10 least vaccinated states was more than four times higher than the average death rate in the 10 most vaccinated states over the past week, and less vaccinated states tend to have higher hospitalization rates. 的 10 least vaccinated states had an average of about 463 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people over the past week, while the average case rate among the 10 most vaccinated states was less than half that — 关于 209 new cases per 100,000 人, 根据约翰·霍普金斯大学的数据.