On Friday, state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo openly questioned the safety of Covid-19 vaccines. During a press conference to announce an agreement with the Special Olympics to lift a vaccine mandate, the Florida Department of Health boss said: “People will say oh, you know, millions of people have taken these vaccines, they must be safe,” adding “Well, you can’t know the answer to that when it is taboo to talk about having a reaction after vaccines.”
He also suggested that the vaccine has produced more side effects than others, such as flu shots, according to Florida Politics.
“There’s another vaccine that over 100 million Americans take every year, and it’s the influenza vaccine, he said, adding “And the stream of adverse events that I’ve heard from people all over this country after these vaccines is nothing like the years of my life when I’ve been in medicine and have been administering the influenza vaccines. There is a difference, and you can’t say that millions of people getting it excuses you from that.”
Regarding vaccine mandates, he said those make no sense based on what science now shows about this coronavirus and about vaccines in use now.
“Scientifically, it makes zero sense,” Ladapo said. “How can you force people to take a vaccine in order to stop transmission when that vaccine is not effective at stopping transmission?” -Florida Politics
The CDC, of course, insists that the vaccine is still better than nothing, saying in a statement that “Data show fully vaccinated persons are less likely than unvaccinated persons to acquire SARS-CoV-2, and infections with the delta variant in fully vaccinated persons are associated with less severe clinical outcomes.”- READ MORE