Nearly three years after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and data is starting to show that that the fast-tracked vaccines may have dangerous unintended side effects.
A recent health alert from the Florida State Surgeon General stated that since the vaccine was granted emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), reports of adverse reaction amongst the inoculated have soared over the past two years.
The warning noted a “substantial increase” of Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reports in Florida after Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, rolled out their mRNA COVID-19 vaccines nationwide.
“In Florida alone, there was a 1,700% increase in VAERS reports after the release of the COVID-19 vaccine, compared to an increase of 400% in overall vaccine administration for the same time period,” the health alert stated.
“The reporting of life-threatening conditions increased over 4,400%,” the document continued.
“There is a need for additional unbiased research to better understand the COVID-19 vaccines’ short- and long-term effects.”
Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo wrote an open letter to the FDA and CDC last week, urging their leaders to consider that the data laid out in the health alert “likely” reflects a “pattern of increased risk” surrounding the vaccines.
“We need unbiased research, as many in the academic community have performed, to better understand these vaccine’s short- and long-term effects,” Ladapo wrote.
He cited a recent study of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines that found an “excess risk of serious adverse events,” which included coagulation disorders, cardiac injuries, and Bell’s palsy amongst others.
Ladapo said that the risk of serious adverse events was 1 in 550, which is “much higher” than other vaccines, and “could be an imminent threat” to people with preexisting conditions.
“To claim these vaccines are ‘safe and effective’ while minimizing and disregarding the adverse events is unconscionable,” he concluded.
In a follow up tweet, he added: “Florida saw a 1,700% increase in adverse event reports after COVID-19 vaccinations. Does that sound safe and effective?”
“I didn’t think so either. That’s why we released this health alert. Just because “correlation ≠ causation” doesn’t mean we should abandon common sense.”
An oncology surgeon and professor from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine concurred with Florida’s health alert on Friday.
Dr. Marty Makary told The Daily Wire that young adults, particularly males are at risk for a dangerous heart condition following the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Makary cited a recent study conducted by Cedars Sinai, which found a 30% increase in death by heart attack in people aged 25 to 44, during the first two years of the pandemic.
“We did not see the uptake before the vaccine was rolled out, but, young people were primarily affected around that same time as well,” he remarked.
“The state of Florida did their own study, looking at heart attacks after the vaccine in particular, and found that there was an 81% increase in sudden death from heart attacks in the months following the vaccine compared to baseline rates,” he said about Ladapo’s health alert.
“So many people do believe that the vaccine is one of the causes of heart problems in young people.”
Makary pointed out that myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart has been linked to the vaccine, and young men are 28 times more likely to develop the condition than the general public, and nine times more likely then young women.
“They have the lowest benefit from a vaccine because they are the lowest risk of any COVID complications,” Makary about young men.
“We still don’t know if any young, healthy person has ever died of COVID in the United States,” he added.
“The CDC won’t tell us, and they’ve never broken the data down by young people who are healthy versus had a comorbidity like leukemia or an immunosuppression condition.”
CBS News medical contributor Celine Gounder downplayed the Cedars Sinai study, and blamed young people for being less likely to mask up than their older counterparts.
“These death certificates are probably not even capturing the fact that [the victims] had COVID,” she commented. “They’re really just saying that you died from a heart attack or not.”
“What we do know, however, is that younger people were less likely to protect themselves against COVID than older people, less likely to mask, less likely to take other mitigation measures, and they were also further back in line to get vaccinated,” Grounder accused.
“Those might have been a factor here,” she concluded.
Another recent study published by prestigious medical journal The Lancet, found that natural immunity has “at least as high, if not higher” defense against COVID than a double dose of mRNA vaccines.
The study was compiled by piggybacking of the data collected by 65 studies across 19 countries, to find out what level of protection a previous infection provided against re-infection of symptomatic COVID-19.
The analysis discovered that natural immunity form a past infection was high for every variant, but lower for omicron BA. 1.
“Although protection from re-infection from all variants wanes over time, our analysis of the available data suggests that the level of protection afforded by previous infection is at least as high, if not higher than that provided by two-dose vaccination using high-quality mRNA vaccines,” the study reported.
When directly comparing natural immunity to vaccine protection, the level of defense from the former “appears to be at least as durable, if not more so, than that provided by two-dose vaccination with the mRNA vaccines,” according to the authors.
Though they warned that “protection from past infection wanes over time,” natural immunity reduced the risk of hospitalization and death by 88% for a minimum of ten months.