COVID: State surgeon general works with UF to investigate vaccine – Gainesville Sun

by | Dec 20, 2022 | COVID-19

After a discussion with health experts, the Florida surgeon general announced that the University of Florida will be assisting him in researching the effects of the COVID-19 vaccination. State Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo said he would conduct research through UF to look into the deaths of “healthy” people who died after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The roundtable discussion was held on Dec. 13, where Gov. Ron DeSantis also announced that he would petition the Florida Supreme Court to empanel a grand jury to investigate “any and all wrongdoing” related to the COVID-19 vaccine.COVID-19 updateHealth experts say COVID-19 not over, despite reduction in reporting, casesUF and TenureUF faculty members perplexed over possible state changes to tenureUF light the GatorUF community celebrates ‘lighting of holiday gator,’ as students say farewell to FuchsAccording to a press release from DeSantis’ office, the COVID-19 vaccination has caused adverse effects such as shingles, appendicitis, coagulation disorders, acute cardiac injuries, Bell’s palsy and encephalitis. Despite the controversy surrounding the vaccine, UF Health experts and physicians have told the Gainesville Sun numerous times that the vaccine is safe and one of the best ways to protect oneself from the COVID-19 virus. Kartik Cherabuddi, a UF professor of infectious diseases and global medicine, said in a text message that UF and UF Health review all published evidence and continue to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. “And recommend the COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations. For specific situations we ask our patients to discuss with their physicians on the protective mechanisms that best suit them including ventilation, masking, vaccination, preventive monoclonal antibodies, testing and early treatment,” Cherabuddi said. Dr. Nicole Iovine, UF Health Shands hospital system’s chief epidemiologist, said she’s unsure what the state surgeon general has planned, but she said it’s been shown countless times that the COVID-19 vaccine works.”One thing I would say is that I would think that when you’re studying vaccines, you could study vaccine efficacy. You could study its ability to prevent hospitalization, but you can also study other effects that it has. I don’t think going out looking for harm in the vaccine would be the whol …

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