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 […]

If You’re Vaccinated, You’re Protected… or Not

If You’re Vaccinated, You’re Protected… or Not

“If you’re vaccinated, you’re protected. If you’re unvaccinated, you’re not protected.” These words, or some slight variation of them, are increasingly being used by U.S. government officials to encourage Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19. In a July 4, 2021 interview on ABC’s “This Week,” White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients was asked, “What does […]

How Accurate is the Claim That Nearly All COVID Deaths are Among the Unvaccinated?

How Accurate is the Claim That Nearly All COVID Deaths are Among the Unvaccinated?

Opinion | The mainstream media has been widely reporting that almost every person dying of COVID-19 in the United States these days is an unvaccinated person. There have been many articles published during the past three weeks alleging that 99.2 percent of those who died of COVID-19 in the U.S. in May 2021 had not […]

NIH Begins Testing Mixed COVID-19 Vaccine Schedules

NIH Begins Testing Mixed COVID-19 Vaccine Schedules

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that it has begun an early stage Phase 1/2 clinical trial to examining what happens when an adult who is fully vaccinated with one type of COVID-19 vaccine, is given a different booster vaccine from another manufacturer three to four months later.1 Currently, there are three […]

Why Is There Such Reluctance to Discuss Natural Immunity?

Why Is There Such Reluctance to Discuss Natural Immunity?

If you’re among those of us who aren’t tribally invested in COVID politics but would like good information about when life will resume as normal, chances are you’re interested in herd immunity. You’re likely not interested in having to rely on the Internet Archive for good information on herd immunity. Alas, it’s become a go-to place for retrieving, […]

Fully Vaccinated Americans May Need COVID-19 Booster Shot by Fall

Well, tonight nearly 40 percent of Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. But we’re learning more tonight about how long that protection may last and when you’ll need a booster shot. Tonight, a COVID vaccine booster could be necessary by fall for people who are already fully vaccinated.

Millions of Americans Decline Second Dose of Experimental mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Millions of Americans Decline Second Dose of Experimental mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

By the end of April 2021, more than five million people in the United States, or about eight percent of the population, had not received the second dose of the experimental mRNA Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna/NIAID COVID-19 vaccines being distributed under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“Breakthrough Cases” of COVID-19 Emerging Among Fully Vaccinated Americans

“Breakthrough Cases” of COVID-19 Emerging Among Fully Vaccinated Americans

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting a COVID-19 vaccine, stating that, “COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.”1 […]

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