FDA Panel Recommends EUA for Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

FDA Panel Recommends EUA for Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

Despite concerns about the risk of developing myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart) following vaccination with Novavax’s experimental NVX-CoV2373 (also known as “Nuvaxovid” and “Covovax”) COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) voted on June 6, […]

Guillain-Barré Syndrome Linked to COVID-19 Shots

Guillain-Barré Syndrome Linked to COVID-19 Shots

A study by the University College London showed that serious Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), which can result in temporary or permanent paralysis, is a “small but significant” risk associated with AstraZeneca/Oxford University’s AZD1222 (or “Vaxzevria”) vaccine. Of the 996 cases of GBS that were recorded in the United Kingdoms’ National Immunisation Management System database between January […]

NIH-Funded Study Found COVID-19 Shots Impact Menstrual Cycles

NIH-Funded Study Found  COVID-19 Shots Impact Menstrual Cycles

A U.S. cohort study assessing the effect of COVID-19 shots on menstrual cycles was peer reviewed and published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology on Jan. 5, 20221 after many  women spoke out about changes to their menstrual cycles after receiving COVID shots. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) provided $1.6 million to fund […]

Hearing Loss and Tinnitus May Be Linked to COVID Vaccination

Hearing Loss and Tinnitus May Be Linked to COVID Vaccination

A new study published in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery published on Feb. 24, 2022 has found a possible association between Pfizer/BioNTech’s BNT162b2 (also known as “Comirnaty”) messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 biologic and sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). The retrospective cohort study of 2 ,602, 557 patients in Israel suggested a slight increased risk of SSNHL.1 […]

New York Times Deputy Editor Dies of Heart Attack Day After Getting Moderna COVID Shot

New York Times Deputy Editor Dies of Heart Attack Day After Getting Moderna COVID Shot

The deputy Asia editor for The New York Times, Carlos Tejada, died in a hospital in Seoul, South Korea on Dec. 17, 2021, the day after reportedly getting a booster shot of Moderna/NIAID’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) mRNA-1273 (also known as “Spikevax”) biologic.1 2 3 4 According to his wife, 49-year-old Tejada died of a […]

CDC Opts for mRNA Biologics Over J&J COVID Vaccine Following Nine Blood Clotting Deaths

CDC Opts for mRNA Biologics Over J&J COVID Vaccine Following Nine Blood Clotting Deaths

Based on concerns over a growing number of reports of a blood clotting disorder known as thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) following vaccination with Johnson & Johnson/Janssen’s experimental human adenovirus vectored Ad26.COV2.S vaccine, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted 15-0 on Dec. 16, 2021 to recommend the experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 biologics […]

Renewable Travel Pass May Signal Annual Booster Shots for European Union

Renewable Travel Pass May Signal Annual Booster Shots for European Union

As part of an effort to reopen their borders and encourage travelers from outside of Europe, the 27 member states of the European Union (E.U.) began issuing an “E.U. Digital COVID Certificate” (EUDCC) on July 1, 2021 to people who have receive COVID vaccinations to allow freedom of movement within the region. The travel scheme, […]

Washington Mom Dies of Blood Clotting Syndrome 12 Days After J&J COVID Vaccination

Washington Mom Dies of Blood Clotting Syndrome 12 Days After J&J COVID Vaccination

A 37-year-old woman in King County, Washington died unexpectedly on Sept. 7, 2021, just 12 days after receiving Johnson & Johnson/Janssen’s experimental Ad26.COV2.S vaccine for COVID-19. Jessica Berg Wilson, the mother of two young daughters, was vaccinated on Aug. 26 and subsequently developed a blood clotting syndrome, known as “thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome” (TTS), that […]

Guillain-Barré Syndrome Warning Added to AstraZeneca’s Vaxzevria COVID Vaccine in Europe

Guillain-Barré Syndrome Warning Added to AstraZeneca’s Vaxzevria COVID Vaccine in Europe

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) last week added an autoimmune condition known as Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) as a possible side effect to the product information on AstraZeneca/Oxford University’s Vaxzevria (or “AZD1222”) experimental adenovirus vectored vaccine. GBS is a neurological disorder that causes pain, numbness, muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis.1 2 3 4 A total of […]

Pfizer Plan for COVID Booster Shot Raises Safety Concerns

Pfizer Plan for COVID Booster Shot Raises Safety Concerns

Opinion | On July 8, 2021, Pfizer, Inc. announced it was developing a booster dose for its experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 biologic for COVID-19. It said that it had observed waning immunity among people who received the standard two-dose regimen of the product. The company said it planned to begin clinical studies of the […]