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Dr. Joseph Ladapo, a Florida surgeon general, is one of the men of the moment, especially after his appearance on Fox News’ flagship Tucker Carlson Tonight, where he raised serious questions about the safety of giving mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 to men between the ages of 18 and 39.
The country’s most famous tv presenter invited Ladapo to his show after the Florida Department of Health issued a new guideline recommending that young men not be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the mRNA technology vaccines. This is due to the risk of suffering heart-related diseases and a disproportionate increase in deaths with heart-related pathologies within this age group of people.
“The response to this is shocking. You would think people would want to know because unless I’m misreading that summary. This is a big deal,” Tucker Carlson told Dr. Ladapo, regarding the study conducted by the Sunshine State Health Department.
The surgeon general responded crisply, “Tucker, it’s an enormous deal.”
“If it had been known two years ago or so that this vaccine would increase cardiac deaths in young men by 84%, would they have approved it? The obvious answer is no, you would never give something to someone who was young and healthy and increase their risk of dying from certain cardiac death by 84%,” Joseph Ladapo said, making it clear that, according to the guidance published in Florida, it is riskier for young men to be vaccinated with the mRNA technology drugs than not to be vaccinated.
The general surgeon also said that people often downplay the relative risk of getting vaccinated by arguing that “covid is pretty bad. However, this logic does not convince Dr. Ladapo.
“Yes, covid can be terrible, but we don’t give people medications that kill them. So, there’s been so much confusion. But yes, that was our finding and it was a surprise but that’s what the numbers show.”
Florida, the only state to challenge the safety of vaccines
Carlson continued to question the surgeon general, explaining that he found it shocking that Florida is the only state that dared to speak out with a virtually unpublished study.
“Well, it’s shocking and it has I mean considering, you know, 200 million Americans took this drug at gunpoint. They were forced to; this has massive implications. There are 50 states. Why is yours the only that’s telling us this?” the Fox News host asked.
“Why I think frankly, it’s because we are the only one that’s asked the question and you know again, it’s just a reflection of how many things have been so backwards during the pandemic,” Dr. Ladapo answered.
“Of course, you look more closely at cardiac adverse events when you already know that the vaccine is increasing the incidence of myocarditis and young men by 10, 20, 30 times. I mean that, that’s what the studies show so of course, you should look for that, but instead like you said, they’re just hoping that somehow this goes away. This isn’t going away. This is real and you know, and it’s important. I mean, it’s incredibly important,” he stressed.
What does the guidance issued by the Florida Department of Health led by Joseph Ladapo say?
The renowned guidance that has caused an uproar on social media and the country’s mainstream media was published last October 7, and explicitly recommends young men not to take mRNA technology vaccines because the risks outweigh the benefits.
“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,” the guidance reads.
“This analysis found that 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. 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. Non-mRNA vaccines were not found to have these increased risks.”
Days ago, Dr. Ladapo himself was censored on Twitter for posting a tweet that cited the health department’s study data that allegedly breached the platform’s rules.
However, after an avalanche of criticism, the surgeon general’s tweet was reinstated, and from then on, the scientist has continued to stand behind the study’s data.
Emmanuel Alejandro Rondón is a journalist at El American specializing in the areas of American politics and media analysis // Emmanuel Alejandro Rondón es periodista de El American especializado en las áreas de política americana y análisis de medios de comunicación.