CDC Investigating Cases of Heart Inflammation After COVID-19 Vaccination

CDC Investigating Cases of Heart Inflammation After COVID-19 Vaccination

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has begun an investigation into reports of myocarditis (heart inflammation) in people between 16 and 45 years of age after receiving either the genetically engineered experimental messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 biologics for COVID-19 developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious […]

Pfizer’s Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine 90 Percent Effective?

Pfizer’s Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine 90 Percent Effective?

The German biotech firm BioNTech SE issued a joint press release with its American partner Pfizer, Inc. on Nov. 9, 2020 to announce that interim analysis of a global Phase 3 study of their mRNA-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccine appeared to demonstrate an efficacy rate “above 90%”measured seven days after the second dose.1 “This is really a […]

New Herpes Vaccine Nearing Human Clinical Trials

New Herpes Vaccine Nearing Human Clinical Trials

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania recently reported that they are close to developing a herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) vaccine for humans.​ HSV-2 primarily causes genital herpes and is contracted through forms of sexual contact with a person who has HSV-2.​ An estimated 14 percent of Americans between the ages of 15 and 49 […]