Pharmacists, Pharmacy Interns Given Green Light to Vaccinate Children

Pharmacists, Pharmacy Interns Given Green Light to Vaccinate Children

Under an amendment to the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP), pharmacists and pharmacy interns in the United States are now permitted to administer vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to children over three years of age.1 Currently, there are 28 states that allow pharmacists to administer vaccinations to […]

Why “Operation Warp Speed” Could Be Deadly

Why “Operation Warp Speed” Could Be Deadly

Opinion | Politicians are dreaming of a “Manhattan Project-style effort” to develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine “for most Americans by year’s end.” To accomplish this dramatic cut in vaccine development time, “the program will pull together private pharmaceutical companies, government agencies and the military.” Normal vaccine development time is significantly longer. Fourteen potential coronavirus vaccines are vying to […]

Face Masks to Prevent COVID-19: Conflicting Facts & Advice

Face Masks to Prevent COVID-19: Conflicting Facts & Advice

In a media briefing on Mar. 30, 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) officials confirmed that facial masks for the prevention of COVID-19 should be worn by those who are sick or in close contact with those infected, and are not recommended for healthy members of the general population.1 A day later, U.S. Vice President Mike […]

Russia and U.S. Take Action to Bar Free Speech to Curb “Vaccine Hesitancy”

Russia and U.S. Take Action to Bar Free Speech to Curb “Vaccine Hesitancy”

Russia’s Ministry of Health is proposing legislation that would block public discussions about vaccines that could be perceived as discouraging people from getting vaccinated. According to RT: The draft legislation envisages punishment for those violating the ban, although the nature of the punitive measures is yet unknown. The ministry’s initiative has already received support from […]