Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo on Thursday criticized COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and safety and claimed that vaccinated individuals are “more likely” to catch the virus after 7 months compared to unvaccinated individuals.
“These [COVID-19] vaccines have a terrible safety profile. At this point in the pandemic, I’m not sure anyone should be taking them. And that is the honest truth. I don’t think anyone probably should be taking them. They have a terrible safety profile,” said Ladapo.
The state official then slammed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for consistently denying “the truth” about COVID-19, masks, vaccines for young children, and other “low value divisive policies” and ignoring studies that rebuked their narrative.
“You look at these studies of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, there was a study published a few weeks ago in a journal called Lancet, a journal that’s well-known, I should say, and what did these authors show?” Ladapo said.
“They showed that after 7 months the protection for infection, it started around, I don’t know, around 70 percent — down, down, down, at 7 months it hops on to the other side of the axis. So it is negative. And that continues, and the magnitude of that negativity increases over time,” he said.
While it is unclear which specific study Ladapo was referencing, one study published by The Lancet medical journal from last February appears to have similar findings.
According to the study, a second dose of the primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine was around 90% effective for about two months, before rapidly declining to below -20% in just 9 months.
Risk of infection, hospitalisation, and death up to 9 months after a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine: a retrospective, total population cohort study in Sweden – The Lancet (26 February–4 March 2022)
“The findings from this study show there was a progressive waning vaccine effectiveness of BNT162b2 against SARS-CoV-2 infection of any severity, with no vaccine effectiveness detected from 7 months onwards,” the study states, adding that the findings may make the case for additional booster injections.
Ladapo went on to state that it is a “fact” that vaccinated individuals become more likely to catch COVID-19 after 7 months post-vaccination when compared to those who never took the jabs.
“It literally means that the people who received that vaccine were more likely to contract COVID-19 after 7 months than the people who did not. That is a fact. Has the CDC or the FDA ever said a word about that? No!”
Federal health officials, major pharmaceutical manufacturers, and mainstream media pundits insist the jabs are safe and effective and encourage everyone to take them.
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This news and commentary by Andrew White originally appeared on Valiant News.