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Supreme Court Blocks New York COVID-19 Restrictions on Houses of Worship

Supreme Court Blocks New York COVID-19 Restrictions on Houses of Worship

The Supreme Court issuing an injunction that New York governor Andrew Cuomo cannot enforce his new occupancy limits on religious institutions in his state—new justice Amy Coney Barrett casting the deciding vote. Similar decisions before she came to the Court in California and Nevada went the other way. … Governor Andrew Cuomo has come under […]

Government Proposes Making It Harder to Get Vaccine Injury Compensation

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In July 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a notice of proposed rule making in the Federal Register1 that would remove shoulder injuries and vasovagal syncope from the Vaccine Injury Table used by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP). The proposed rule making would also eliminate Item XVII, whereby […]

Airline Industry Develops “Travel Pass” to Test, Require COVID-19 Vaccinations to Fly

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Story Highlights International Air Transport Association has developed a mobile application called IATA Travel Pass for passengers. The Travel Pass is a “digital passport” that will enable airlines to track passengers’ COVID-19 testing and vaccination status before boarding planes. North American airlines have not made a public comment on whether COVID-19 vaccination will be required […]

Understanding PCR Tests for Coronavirus

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Opinion | From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the clarion call has been to test, test and test some more. However, right from the start, serious questions arose about the tests being used to diagnose this infection, and questions have only multiplied since then. Positive reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests have been […]

There May Be Side Effects to a Coronavirus Vaccine

There May Be Side Effects to a Coronavirus Vaccine

Several companies [are racing] to get a [COVID-19] vaccine approved, but early trials show you may need to prepare for side effects. … These side effects are expected to be mild but could really impact your daily life. Yes, it depends on how you react and how you take that feeling of feeling crummy, because […]

Brazil Halts and Re-Starts Phase 3 Clinical Trials of Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine

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Brazil briefly stopped clinical trials of CoronaVac, the Chinese-made experimental vaccine for COVID-19, after a death among trial participants was reported on Nov 9, 2020. The Bhutantan Institute in San Paulo, Brazil had been conducting Phase 3 trials with more than 10,000 volunteers when the study was halted.1 However, within days, Bhutantan officials announced they […]

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