Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo wrote the federal government warning of the vaccine’s risks in February.
By Kirby Wilson Times staff
Published Mar. 10
Top Biden administration officials respondedFriday to a February letter from Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, doubling down on the federal government’s stance that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
In a letter of their own dated March 10, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky admonished Ladapo for what they said were “misleading” claims about the health risks associated with the vaccines.
“Misleading people by overstating the risks, or emphasizing the risks without acknowledging the overwhelming benefits, unnecessarily causes vaccine hesitation and puts people at risk of death or serious illness that could have been prevented by timely vaccination,” Califf and Walensky wrote.
The letter came in response to a Feb. 15 communique from Ladapo to Califf and Walensky in which the state’s surgeon general expressed his concern about what he said was a troubling trend of adverse health events associated with the COVID-19 shots…