State Surgeon General Says the Unsayable

From the Tom Woods Letter:

The narrative is really breaking down now.

Last month I introduced you to Joseph Ladapo, the new surgeon general of Florida.

An immigrant from Nigeria, Ladapo holds his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. from the Harvard School of Public Health.

So when he says lockdowns are a public health disaster, and vaccines should not be mandated, he sends the guardians of allowable opinion into a special kind of frenzy.

Here’s what he said yesterday, stitched together from remarks to the media:

“As we now know, these vaccines are not preventing transmission. Sure, they reduce the likelihood of transmission — and even that is sort of questionable depending on how far out you go — but they’re not preventing it. I’ve heard some leaders say things like, ‘We’ll create safe workplaces by mandating these vaccines.’ Well, they’re really decoupled. Because the infection can still happen whether people are vaccinated or not. I mean, that’s very obvious.

“You remember, these people were also telling you that all these breakthrough infections were rare. Well, they’re obviously not rare. In fact, they’re common.

“So this idea that the vaccine mandates are needed to create safe workplaces is a complete lie. It’s continued to be repeated. And you should know that it’s not at all backed up by science. In fact, the science says something that’s completely the opposite.

“Part of the reason that some people are not comfortable with these vaccines is because of the climate of scientific dishonesty about the science — whether it’s natural immunity, denial of that in the face of data, or in the case of the vaccines, open, honest discussions about both effectiveness and safety. There’s been dishonesty around that.

“The reality of how safe these vaccines are is absolutely not public. Healthy people who have had adverse reactions after the vaccine, there’s been a concerted effort to prevent these types of stories, these experiences, from receiving the attention that they obviously should receive. It’s completely ridiculous.

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