Tuesday, May 28, 2024


“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.”

— William Wilberforce


A Volunteer in AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Has Died in Brazil

A Volunteer in AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Has Died in Brazil

A volunteer in one of the most advanced coronavirus vaccine trials in the world has died and, despite the news, AstraZeneca’s testing continues. … A major setback in the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine. Of  course, I’m not going to get a vaccine if they don’t know what the hell you’re working with. A […]

Pharma’s Public Pledge On COVID-19 Vaccines


On Sept. 8, 2020, nine pharmaceutical companies working on COVID-19 vaccines signed a pledge saying they would not submit their experimental vaccines to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unless they were shown to be both safe and efficacious in the Phase 3 human clinical trials.1 2 3 4 5 The pledge, signed by […]

Brazilian Doctor Dies Participating in AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial

João Pedro Feitosa

Story Highlights A COVID-19 vaccine trial participant, who was a physician working with COVID-19 patients at hospitals in Brazil, has reportedly died from coronavirus infection complications. It has not been confirmed, but sources indicate the victim was given the trial “placebo” (a meningococcal vaccine) and not the experimental AZD1222 vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca […]

Half a Million Sharks Could Die to Produce Squalene Adjuvants for COVID-19 Vaccines

hooked shark

Story Highlights A shark conservation group is calling for alternatives to using squalene harvested from the liver of sharks as an adjuvant in COVID-19 vaccine candidates. Shark conservation advocates estimate that an additional 500,000 sharks will be killed every year should squalene adjuvanted coronavirus vaccines become licensed for global general use. The group is asking […]

Frontline Health Care Workers to Get Coronavirus Vaccine First

Frontline Health Care Workers to Get Coronavirus Vaccine First

Who gets the [COVID-19] vaccine first? It’s the frontline health care workers—the final guidelines for vaccine distribution coming out from the National Academies today. Here’s how they break it down into essentially four groups. First, of course, high-risk workers in health care, first responders… Phase 1b includes high-risk individuals with underlying conditions, also older adults. […]

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