Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, M.D., Ph.D., has urged top public health officials to address 12 crucial concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, citing a lack of transparency that has eroded Americans' trust in the healthcare system.
In a letter addressed to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky, Ladapo expressed his dismay over the ongoing dismissal of risks associated with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and the manipulation of public perception regarding their safety.
Ladapo emphasized the undeniable data that revealed a substantial increase in adverse events reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) following the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, including a staggering 1,700% increase overall and a 4,400% increase in life-threatening conditions.
The Florida Surgeon General presented a list of 12 specific data points and demanded a public explanation from the health officials regarding their decision-making process. These points questioned the absence of randomized clinical trials for COVID-19 boosters, the FDA's handling of subclinical myocarditis reports, the intentional oversight of vaccine side effects in V-Safe, the hiding of Pfizer's clinical trial results involving pregnant women, and the suppression of negative effectiveness data of COVID-19 vaccines by the FDA and CDC.
Notably, Ladapo's inquiries have received support from various quarters, with blogger Igor Chudov praising the surgeon general for asking the right questions and exposing what he perceives as "medical quackery" by the FDA and CDC.
This recent letter follows a series of exchanges between Ladapo and the FDA and CDC officials, which began in February 2022 when Ladapo initially expressed concerns about the adverse effects of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and called for greater transparency. In response, Califf and Walensky defended their agencies, stating that they were monitoring data for potential risks but downplaying Ladapo's concerns as related to "rare" events.
Ladapo's persistent efforts to seek transparency and accountability from health officials have gained attention since Florida became the first state to recommend against mRNA COVID-19 vaccination for children and men up to the age of 39 in October 2022.
Amid ongoing debates and discussions surrounding COVID-19 vaccines, Ladapo's call for transparency aims to rebuild public trust in the healthcare system by addressing critical concerns related to the vaccine rollout.