Florida’s top health official has raised the alarm after the state’s government conducted a study into COVID-19 mRNA shots and found a staggering 84% increase in the “risk of cardiac-related death” among young men.
Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo has issued an alert warning against Covid vaccines for men aged 18-39 years old following the state’s official analysis.
The state’s Health Department immediately updated its guidance and now “recommends against the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines for males ages 18-39 years old.”
In a statement, Ladapo said that “Studying the safety and efficacy of any medications, including vaccines, is an important component of public health.
“Far less attention has been paid to safety and the concerns of many individuals have been dismissed – these are important findings that should be communicated to Floridians.”
The Florida Department of Health has published the findings of a self-controlled case series.
The study was used to evaluate the safety of the Covid vaccines, which “studied mortality risk following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination.”
It 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.”
The findings also showed that “Males over the age of 60 had a 10% increased risk of cardiac-related death within 28 days of mRNA vaccination,” and that “Non-mRNA vaccines were not found to have these increased risks among any population.”
The guidance suggests that Floridians talk to their doctors and healthcare providers about the relative benefits and risks of vaccination for Covid with the use of mRNA vaccines.
The use of the shots should be weighed against the potential risks of Covid, it adds.
This analysis comes after the Florida Department of Health issued guidance in March that recommended against the use of the Covid mRNA vaccines for “healthy children and adolescents 5 years old to 17 years old.”
The state also recommends “against COVID-19 vaccination among infants and children under 5 years old, which has since been issued under Emergency Use Authorization.”
When this guidance for children was issued, the Biden administration accused Ladapo of being a “politician.”
Florida is not alone in its guidance, however.
Sweden recommends against Covid mRNA vaccines for children ages 5-11.
Nevertheless, the Biden administration continues to encourage vaccines for kids and adults.
The White House recently made a large buy of booster shots, some 171 million bivalent booster doses the day after FDA approval.
Alex Gutentag at Tablet Magazine reports that “in May 2022, the FDA authorized monovalent Pfizer boosters for children ages 5-11 based on laboratory data that showed heightened antibody response levels in just 67 children.”