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Florida Surgeon General Recommends Against mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines for Males, Banned on Twitter

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo announced new guidance on messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines on Oct. 7, specifically recommending against administering mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to males aged 18 to 39. The new guidance follows a Florida Department of Health analysis which evaluated vaccine safety. The analysis from the Florida Health Department that informed Ladapo’s latest recommendation had sought to “evaluate the risks of all-cause and cardiac-related mortality following COVID-19 vaccination.”

The statewide analysis of vaccinated Florida residents aged 18 years or older (pdf) found an 84% increase in the relative incidence of cardiac-related deaths among males aged 18–39, within 28 days of mRNA vaccination.

In the new guidance (pdf), Florida’s health department said it also “continues to stand by” its guidance for pediatric COVID-19 vaccines it issued in March. That guidance (pdf) recommends against COVID-19 vaccination for healthy children and adolescents aged 5–17. It now also recommends against COVID-19 vaccination among infants and children under five years old.

Surgeon General Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo posted to Twitter: “Today, we released an analysis on COVID-19 mRNA vaccines the public needs to be aware of. This analysis showed an increased risk of cardiac-related death among men 18-39. FL will not be silent on the truth.” It also linked to guidance and a news release regarding the analysis. Twitter swiftly removed the tweet, claiming it violated their"misleading information" policies. Twitter did restore Ladapo’s tweet as of Sunday morning. But this temporary removal likely altered how many people were exposed to the tweet. Yet again, this is an example of big tech controlling the information that gets out to the masses.


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