Florida has become the first state to officially advise against the new Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) boosters, which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization (EUA).
Dr. Joseph Ladapo, surgeon general of the Sunshine State, made this announcement on Sept. 13. Florida’s guidance discourages the use of COVID-19 boosters for those under 65 years old. This is because the boosters, which the FDA granted EUA on Sept. 11, lack data from human clinical trials and evidence of benefits.
“Once again, the federal government is failing Americans by refusing to be honest about the risks and not providing sufficient clinical evidence when it comes to these COVID-19 mRNA shots, especially with how widespread immunity is now,” Ladapo said in a news release.
“In Florida, we will always use common sense and protect the rights and liberties of Floridians – including the right to accurate information.”
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also backed the state’s top doctor in a news release. “Once again, Florida is the first state in the nation to stand up and provide guidance based on truth, not Washington edicts,” he stated. DeSantis also stressed that he won’t allow the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to “use healthy Floridians as guinea pigs for new booster shots that have not been proven to be safe or effective.”
A day after the FDA granted EUA to the new COVID-19 boosters, the CDC recommended them to Americans aged six months and up. “If you have not received a COVID-19 vaccine in the past two months, get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself this fall and winter,” the public health agency urged in a Sept. 12 statement. (Related: CDC recommends new COVID-19 boosters a day after FDA’s “emergency” use authorization.)
In May, the Sunshine State’s chief executive signed a ban on vaccine passports, face masks and vaccine mandates in Florida schools. His ban also prohibited employers from hiring or firing workers based on vaccination status.
Not the first time Ladapo advised against COVID-19 injections
The Sept. 13 guidance Ladapo issued wasn’t the first time Florida’s top doctor advised against getting the COVID-19 injections. Back in March, he pointed out that the vaccines have a “terrible” safety profile and questioned whether anybody should be taking them.
“People believe that what is happening isn’t actually happening. These vaccines have a terrible safety profile,” the Florida surgeon general remarked during a press conference at the time. “I’m not sure anyone should be taking them, that is the honest truth. I don’t think anyone probably should be taking them.”
He cited a study published in the Lancet, which found that vaccinated individuals were at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 than unvaccinated individuals seven months after injection. “So it is negative, and that continues; the magnitude of that negativity increased over time,” Ladapo continued. “Has the CDC or FDA ever said a word about that? No.”
Ladapo also blasted the two agencies for their consistency in denying the truth.
“Unfortunately, [for] the CDC and FDA – the most consistent thing they’ve done is deny the truth. [Their actions] did not have any substantial impact, no benefit. Pushing mass [vaccinations], pushing the vaccine [to] little kids, all these low-value divisive policies that they did.”
A month before the press conference, Ladapo sent a letter to the CDC and the FDA regarding the risk of cardiac inflammation connected to the COVID-19 vaccines. He also issued a health alert on mRNA COVID-19 vaccine safety based on data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). Data from VAERS showed a significant increase in adverse events in Florida following the rollout of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.
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Watch Dr. Joseph Ladapo explain how the COVID-19 pandemic eroded trust in federal public health agencies in this interview with Veronika Kyrylenko of the New American magazine.
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