Twitter blocked and then unblocked Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo’s post regarding a study indicating that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines have caused increased deaths among young men ages 18 to 39.
“This analysis 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,” a press release from the Florida Department of Health read. The press release was linked in Ladapo’s Twitter post.
“With a high level of global immunity to COVID-19,” Florida’s Department of Health continued, “the benefit of vaccination is likely outweighed by this abnormally high risk of cardiac-related death among men in this age group. Non-mRNA vaccines were not found to have these increased risks.”
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.— Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD (@FLSurgeonGen) October 7, 2022
Press Release: https://t.co/Y0r9yepi7F
Lapado’s original post was on Friday, but Twitter responded swiftly, deleting it. Below, Twitter appends its reasoning for the censorship, according to Politico.
“Our current misleading information policies cover: synthetic and manipulated media, COVID-19 and civic integrity. If we determine a tweet contains misleading or disputed information per our policies that could lead to harm, we may add a label to the content to provide context and additional information.”
On Sunday, Twitter unblocked the tweet.
I love the discussion that we've stimulated.— Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD (@FLSurgeonGen) October 10, 2022
Isn't it great when we discuss science transparently instead of trying to cancel one another?
I'm going to respond to the more substantive critiques.🧵
#2. "COVID test information was only available on death certificates."— Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD (@FLSurgeonGen) October 10, 2022
We used all of our data resources-test results, vaccine records, death records-to exclude individuals who had documented COVID-19 infection, as we write in the Methods section.
3c. Read the references about the method!— Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD (@FLSurgeonGen) October 10, 2022
Self-controlled case series tell us whether events (death) are occurring unusually close to an exposure (mRNA Covid vaccine), or whether their timing is due to chance.
Finally, is it really that hard to imagine that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines that increase myocarditis in young men by 10x, 20x, or 30x (see Karlstad et al,— Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD (@FLSurgeonGen) October 10, 2022
JAMA Cardiology, 2022) also increase the risk of cardiac death in that age group?
Of course it's not, and we all know that. 😉
Lapado has long been a critic of COVID vaccines and has promoted alternative treatments such as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine. He faced criticism during his confirmation process in the state Senate. Democrats at one point walked out during his testimony. Read more at Newsmax.