Joseph Ladapo, Surgeon General of Florida, issues a strong warning against taking the most recent COVID booster, citing safety concerns as “red flags.”
Joseph Ladapo, Florida’s Surgeon General, made the accusations at a gathering on Thursday.a new COVID booster that is awaiting FDA approval has been advised against.
On stage with him, DeSantis promised there would be no mandates or lockdowns.
The newly approved COVID-19 booster vaccination, which was chosen by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and is likely to become available soon, has been advised against.
At a news conference on Thursday, the state’s surgeon general, Joseph Ladapo, made the allegations, claiming that there is no evidence to warrant having the shot and that there are “red flags” regarding its safety.
The modified vaccines, which target the Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5, are awaiting FDA approval on quality, safety, and efficacy standards.
After that, they must gain CDC approval, which may happen as soon as Tuesday.
Lapado gave his counsel on receiving the shots: “Listen inside to what makes sense, what feels right, you know, what feels like truth.”
We can all feel it inside and recognise it when we do.
Lapado continued by asserting that research from around the world revealed those who received boosters were more likely to contract COVID itself.
DeSantis attended the ceremony with Lapado and avoided commenting on the booster specifically, instead attacking the FDA and CDC as corrupt agencies that “have basically turned into an arm of Big Pharma.”
On Saturday, inquiries were sent to the FDA and CDC’s spokespeople for comments, but neither organisation responded right away.
The two agencies wrote an open letter accusing Ladapo of “fueling vaccine hesitancy” in March after he had previously warned against older versions of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The letter stated that the known and potential advantages of the COVID-19 vaccinations that are authorised or recommended in the United States “clearly outweigh their known and potential risks.”
“It is the responsibility of public health professionals across the nation to safeguard the lives of the populations they are responsible for, especially the most vulnerable.
Supporting vaccination scepticism hurts this endeavour,’ the letter, which was signed by the then-CDC Director Rochelle Walensky and FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, continued.
The new COVID-19 booster doses are anticipated to be approved in the coming days.
New versions of the vaccine have been produced by Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax.
The FDA provided COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers with a new composition, similar to how flu shots are modified each year to target the variety that predominated throughout the summer.
But as anticipated, in the months it took to adjust the vaccine, the XBB.1.5 variation it targets has vanished.
According to CDC estimates, XBB.1.5 only accounts for around 3% of current cases, whereas a variety of other more recent Omicron variations predominate, with EG.5 accounting for roughly 20% of cases.
As a result of the recent increase of COVID-19 cases, DeSantis promised during his speech at the event on Thursday that Florida would neither temporarily close its schools or require students to wear masks.
DeSantis said that “people are lurching once more towards this insanity.”
There needs to be pushback as we witness these events being planned,The governor of Florida is also hoping that his message in the Sunshine State will be heard on the campaign trail as he runs for the Republican presidential nomination.
His presidential campaign promised in an email to supporters shortly after his press conference on Thursday that it would “fight back against every bogus attempt the Left makes to expand government control” with regard to COVID-19 safeguards.
That same evening, he also made an appearance on Fox News, when he declared: “No mask mandates, no mandates on school children, and no COVID vax mandates.”
Nearly two weeks had passed since three black people there were shot and killed by a 21-year-old white supremacist who, according to prosecutors, left behind musings that resembled “the diary of a madman.”
At the news conference on Thursday, an unnamed guy came out and claimed that DeSantis was to blame for the shootings because he had “allowed weapons to fill the street.”
DeSantis replied fiercely, saying, “I did not allow anything with that.”
“I won’t allow you to accuse me of engaging in criminal activity.”
That’s not going to do for me.’
The audience member, who was black, added, “You have permitted people to hunt people like me,” to which DeSantis retorted, “Oh, that is nonsense.
What foolishness that is.