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Facebook Censors Florida Department of Health Information

Despite efforts to censor them, the Florida Department of Health will keep reporting the facts, spokesperson Nikki Whiting said.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Facebook is censoring a report on adverse events caused by COVID-19 mRNA vaccines released by the Florida Department of Health.

Debbra Teske writes on Twitter that she attempted to share information from Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo on Facebook, but her post was blocked. “Florida Department of Health misleads on COVID-19 vaccine safety,” the message from Facebook reads.

Last week, The Florida Standard wrote about Dr. Ladapo’s letter to the Food and Drug Administration, in which he stated that reports of life-threatening conditions in Florida shot up by 4,400 percent since the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“We have never seen this type of response following previous mass vaccination efforts pushed by the federal government. Even the H1N1 vaccine did not trigger this sort of response. In Florida alone, we saw a 1,700% increase in reports after the release of the COVID-19 vaccine, compared to an increase of 400% in vaccine administration for the same period. The reporting of life- threatening conditions increased 4,400%,” Ladapo stated in the letter.

The surgeon general stands by his letter. On Thursday, Dr. Ladapo tweeted:

“Life-threatening adverse events increased by 4400%. Historically 3 out of 4 VAERS reports come from healthcare providers or vaccine manufacturers. Why are so many doctors and public health officials bending over backwards to defend the indefensible?”

Florida Department of Health Communications Director Nikki Whiting is not surprised by the Facebook censorship.

“They claim that the surgeon general’s letter is misleading, but nothing could be further from the truth,” Whiting says.

She has contacted Facebook in order to try to get the “fact check” label removed but isn’t very hopeful that her appeal will be successful.

“Florida is kind of like the last line of defense, since everyone else seems to be going with the current. Science needs to be challenged, it needs to evolve,” Whiting told The Florida Standard.

“The CDC criticized our health alert, but this is the same CDC that said the vaccines were safe and effective in preventing transmission. And the vaccines don’t prevent transmission,” Whiting says, adding that the Florida Department of Health will keep working for transparency and reporting the facts, regardless of any censorship efforts.

Watch The Florida Standard’s interview with Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo here.