Opinion | Over the course of the pandemic, principles of what a free society means are being redefined by collectivists. Consider this essay, Don’t COVID Vaccine Mandates Actually Promote Freedom? Medical ethicists Kyle Ferguson and Arthur Caplan argue, “Those who oppose cracking down on the unvaccinated are getting it all wrong.” Ferguson and Caplan are sure their […]
On Aug. 2, 2021, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina became the first fully vaccinated (for COVID-19) U.S. Senator to disclose he had tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Sen. Graham said he had begun to experience “flu-like symptoms” two days earlier and eventually decided go to the doctor and get tested.1 Despite becoming another […]
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. 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Opinion | 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 […]
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.
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).
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed an initiative called “The