Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo is advocating a stoppage in the use of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.
“I am calling for a halt to the use of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines,” Ladapo declared in a statement on X. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have always played it fast and loose with COVID-19 vaccine safety, but their failure to test for DNA integration with the human genome — as their own guidelines dictate — when the vaccines are known to be contaminated with foreign DNA is intolerable.”
In a May 2023 letter to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf and then-CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, Ladapo had declared, “Your ongoing decision to ignore many of the risks associated with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, alongside your efforts to manipulate the public into thinking they are harmless, have resulted in deep distrust in the American health care system.”
Then in a December 2023 letter to Califf and CDC Director Mandy Cohen, Ladapo raised the issue of DNA fragments in the vaccines. “In addition to my previous letter, I am writing to you to address the recent discovery of host cell DNA fragments within the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccines,” Ladapo wrote.
But in a letter of response later in December, Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said that the agency “is confident in the quality, safety, and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines,” and that “with over a billion doses of the mRNA vaccines administered, no safety concerns related to residual DNA have been identified.” Marks wrote that “it is quite implausible that the residual small DNA fragments located in the cytosol could find their way into the nucleus through the nuclear membrane present in intact cells and then be incorporated into chromosomal DNA.”
Now Ladapo is calling for a halt in mRNA COVID-19 vaccine usage.
“DNA integration poses a unique and elevated risk to human health and to the integrity of the human genome, including the risk that DNA integrated into sperm or egg gametes could be passed onto offspring of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine recipients. If the risks of DNA integration have not been assessed for mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, these vaccines are not appropriate for use in human beings,” he said in a statement, according to a Florida Department of Health press release. “Providers concerned about patient health risks associated with COVID-19 should prioritize patient access to non-mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and treatment.”
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