Editror's note: One possible reason for the rise in reported events is that the state imposed a requirement on physicians to report adverse events following COVID-19 vaccinations, regardless of whether the physician had information that the vaccine itself was the cause. This requirement was not imposed for other vaccines.
There was a whopping 1,700% rise in Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System reports in Florida after the COVID-19 vaccine came out, according to the state's health department.
"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," according to a health alert. "The reporting of life-threatening conditions increased over 4,400%," the alert notes. "There is a need for additional unbiased research to better understand the COVID-19 vaccines' short- and long-term effects."
"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," Florida surgeon general Joseph Ladapo tweeted.
Ladapo raised the issues in a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner Robert Califf and Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky, suggesting that the statistics are likely indicative of risk related to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.
"This increase in adverse events, compared to the percent increase in vaccine use, further explains the significant uptick we are seeing in VAERS reports. These findings are unlikely to be related to changes in reporting given their magnitude, and more likely reflect a pattern of increased risk from mRNA COVlD-19 vaccines. We need unbiased research, as many in the academic community have performed, to better understand these vaccines' short- and longterm effects," Ladapo wrote.
"To claim these vaccines are 'safe and effective' while minimizing and disregarding the adverse events is unconscionable," he wrote. "As a father, physician, and Surgeon General for the State of Florida, I request that your agencies promote transparency in health care professionals to accurately communicate the risks these vaccines pose. I request that you work to protect the rights and liberties that we are endowed with, not restrict, and diminish them."
Like Blaze News? Bypass the censors, sign up for our newsletters, and get stories like this direct to your inbox. Sign up!