Last week, Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo released a guidance memo recommending against mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for men between ages 18 and 39 due to the increased risk of cardiac-related death.
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In the guidance, Ladapo cited a study of Florida residents that found an 84% increase in cardiac-related deaths within a month of receiving the vaccine among males aged 18 to 39.
On this basis, Ladapo said that the vaccines’ cardiac-related risks likely outweigh the vaccine’s health and safety benefits, based on the research performed by the Florida Department of Health.
“The Florida Department of Health (Department) conducted an analysis through a self-controlled case series, which is a technique originally developed to evaluate vaccine safety,” Ladapo wrote in the guidance. “This analysis found there is an 84% increase in the relative incidence of cardiac-related death among males 18-39 years old within 28 days following mRNA vaccination.”
The surgeon general also stressed that men with pre-existing heart conditions should be particularly cautious about taking the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.
“With a high level of global immunity to COVID-19, the benefit of vaccination is likely outweighed by this abnormally high risk of cardiac-related death among men in this age group,” Ladapo concluded.
The Florida study found that males above age 60 had a 10% increase in cardiac-related deaths within 30 days of receiving the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
Ladapo also reiterated the department’s previous guidance issued in March, recommending against the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine for healthy children and adolescents between ages 5 and 17.
While announcing the guidance on Twitter, Ladapo stated that Florida “will not be silent on the truth.”
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to tout the efficacy of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, pushing citizens to stay up to date with the most recent booster shots.
Many citizens question whether they are better off relying on natural immunity rather than taking the vaccine.
A prominent example is Pfizer chairman and CEO Albert Boura. Despite receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and three booster shots, Boura tested positive for COVID-19 in August, and then again in September.
Nevertheless, Pfizer is actively pursuing a new mRNA vaccine to battle influenza.
In a deleted tweet, Ladapo highlighted that Florida would not follow the example of the CDC, and the state will clearly communicate to its citizens the risks of all medicine.
“Studying the safety and efficacy of any medications, including vaccines, is an important component of public health,” Ladapo said. “Far less attention has been paid to safety and the concerns of many individuals have been dismissed – these are important findings that should be communicated to Floridians.”