Twitter has temporarily removed a post by Florida Surgeon General Joseph Landapo that recommended against mRNA coronavirus vaccinations for men under 40.
Ladapo, who has often criticized the safety and effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines, cited data showing an increase in heart disease for men under 40 who have received mRNA vaccines for the coronavirus.
In his post, Ladapo linked to new guidance from his office recommending no shots for under-40s.
“Today, we published an analysis of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines that the public should be aware of. This analysis showed an increased risk of cardiac death in men aged 18-39. FL will not be silent on the truth,” Ladapo said.
“The study of the safety and effectiveness of any drug, including vaccines, is an important component of public health,” the Florida Surgeon General said in a statement accompanying 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 need to be shared with Floridians.”
Twitter immediately pulled the post, claiming it violated its coronavirus misinformation policies, only to restore it on Sunday morning.
“Our current misinformation policies cover: synthetic and manipulated media, COVID-19, and civil integrity,” Twitter said after initially blocking the tweet. “If we determine that a Tweet contains misleading or questionable information under our policies that could lead to harm, we may add a tag to the content to provide context and additional information.”
Today, we published an analysis of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines that the public should know. This analysis showed an increased risk of cardiac death in men aged 18-39. FL will not be silent about the truth.
Press Release: https://t.co/Y0r9yepi7F
— Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD (@FLSurgeonGen) October 7, 2022
Bryan Griffin, press secretary for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), immediately condemned Twitter after the post was removed.
“Twitter-censored data released by the Florida State Surgeon General showed an increased risk of cardiac death among men aged 18-39 within 28 days of mRNA vaccination,” Griffin said. “This is an unacceptable and Orwellian move for narrative over fact.”
Allum Bokhari is the senior technology correspondent at Breitbart News. He is the author of #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election.