Florida surgeon general urges healthcare providers to pause usage of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

At issue are concerns that myriad DNA fragments present in the vaccines could cause cancer in recipients.

Published: January 3, 2024 10:58pm

Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo on Wednesday urged healthcare providers in the Sunshine State to stop issuing mRNA COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, asserting that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had failed to follow its own testing guidance.

"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," he said in a statement. "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."

At issue are concerns that myriad DNA fragments present in the vaccines could cause cancer in recipients. Ladapo issued the call after receiving a response to his original queries from the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, in which Dr. Peter Marks suggested such a development was unlikely, Fox News reported.

Ladapo deemed the response unsatisfactory and said that the FDA did not "provide data or evidence that the DNA integration assessments they recommended themselves have been performed."

"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," he said. "I am calling for a halt to the use of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines."

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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