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Florida Surgeon General Launches Surveillance Investigation Into Sudden Deaths Caused by COVID-19 Vaccines

“We will answer this question. It is a question that I’m sure keeps the CEOs of Pfizer and Moderna up late at night, hoping no one ever looks,” said Dr. Joseph Ladapo. “We’re going to look here in Florida.”

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — Today, Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo announced that the state will launch a surveillance investigation to uncover details related to sudden deaths associated with the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.

“We will answer this question. It is a question that I’m sure keeps the CEOs of Pfizer and Moderna up late at night, hoping no one ever looks,” said Ladapo. “We’re going to look here in Florida.”


Ladapo cited a study from a German university that was published in Clinical Research in Cardiology. The researchers performed autopsies on individuals who died suddenly – with no known acute illness – within a few weeks of COVID-19 vaccination. The study revealed that 4 out of 25 people had a form of atypical myocarditis, which the researchers attributed to mRNA vaccinations.

The new Florida program will study deaths that occurred involving myocarditis within a few weeks of being vaccinated for COVID-19. The state plans to form a partnership with the University of Florida on research in collaboration with medical examiners across the state.

“People died at home, suddenly,” said Ladapo during the roundtable discussion. “They did not show up at hospitals with chest pain, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of myocarditis. These are people that are not counted in any of those estimates that the CDC likes to pretend are accurate.”

The announcement was made at a special live roundtable event with leading healthcare practitioners and scientists. The Florida Standard reported earlier today on the governor’s announcement to impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate any and all wrongdoing in Florida with respect to the COVID-19 vaccines.


In October, Ladapo issued new guidance on mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. His analysis found that there is an 84 percent increase in the relative incidence of cardiac-related death among males 18-39 years old within 28 days following mRNA vaccination.

With a high level of global immunity to COVID-19, the surgeon general advised that the benefit of vaccination is likely outweighed by this abnormally high risk of cardiac-related death among men in this age group. Non-mRNA vaccines were not found to have these increased risks.

“Studying the safety and efficacy of any medications, including vaccines, is an important component of public health,” said Ladapo in the news release. “Far less attention has been paid to safety, and the concerns of many individuals have been dismissed – these are important findings that should be communicated to Floridians.”