Michigan Legislator Paquette Follows Florida Ladapo’s Lead, Wants Answers from Michigan Health Director
In what may be a sign of things to come, Michigan State Rep. Brad Paquette is echoing concerns raised by Florida Surgeon General Joseph A. Ladapo regarding the mRNA Covid-19 vaccine.
Ladapo released a report last week that raised concerns over risks associated with the mRNA Covid-19 vaccine.
One of the most concerning findings in the report was that the Surgeon General’s office found an increased risk of cardiac-related deaths for men aged 18-39.
Ladapo faced criticism from the medical community, the media, and politicians for his report but said that Florida will “not be silent” on the truth.
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
Twitter took down Ladapo’s post announcing the results of the report, then put the Tweet back up after coming under fire for censorship.
Twitter has censored Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo for tweeting about his recommendation against mRNA vaccines for 18-39 year old men due to an 84% increased risk of death from heart problems. https://t.co/LymohdPUy2
— Toby Young (@toadmeister) October 9, 2022
Just a week after Ladapo’s report, legislators across the United States are demanding accountability at the state and federal level.
Florida Jolt received a copy of a letter that State Representative Brad Paquette, R-Mi. penned to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director, Elizabeth Hertel.
The letter highlights research done by Ladapo and requests that Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services considers his research when advertising the mRNA Covid-19 vaccine.
“Advertisements such as those disseminated by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), make no mention of any critical research conducted to cross-examine vaccine efficacy and safety.” Paquette said in the letter.
The letter, which was signed by fifteen of Michigan’s State Representatives, also decries Twitter’s censorship of Dr. Ladapo.
“Social media companies such as Twitter removed Dr. Ladapo’s findings from their platforms. It should concern all medical experts, regardless of politica affiliation, that evidence outside of the mainstream regarding the COVID-19 vaccine is being censored on social media.” Paquette said.
Ladapo has responded to criticism from the media and other medical experts, saying that other studies have shown an increase in the risk of myocarditis as a result of the Covid-19 vaccine.
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,
JAMA Cardiology, 2022) also increase the risk of cardiac death in that age group?
Of course it's not, and we all know that. 😉
— Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD (@FLSurgeonGen) October 10, 2022
Ron Desantis’ opponent, Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Charlie Crist, called Ladapo a “quack” on Twitter and said that he was a “partisan ideologue” after the report was released.
Our quack Surgeon General Ladapo is back with more misinformation.
When I’m governor, I’ll appoint a surgeon general who isn’t a partisan ideologue and who will provide sound medical advice.https://t.co/QY1yDalJhK
— Charlie Crist (@CharlieCrist) October 9, 2022
Representative Paquette posted to Twitter regarding the letter on Thursday morning, saying that the MDHHS needs to “mention the science, not censor data that disrupts the mainstream narratives.”
Vaccine advertisements need to mention the science, not censor data that disrupts the mainstream narratives. I went to the doctor for piercing heart pain that persisted after my second Moderna shot, then had a heart attack months later. pic.twitter.com/ZNdcZBgMuk
— Brad Paquette (@PaquetteBrad18) October 12, 2022
Florida Jolt contacted the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for comment and has not received a response at the time of the publication of this article.
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