Novavax’s Protein COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available in Europe

Novavax’s Protein COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available in Europe

Novavax’s experimental NVX-CoV2373 (also known as “Nuvaxovid” and “Covovax”) COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for distribution in the European Union (E.U.), making it the fifth COVID vaccine available for use in the E.U. Approved for people over 18 years old, Nuvaxoid is the first protein subunit COVID vaccine to be approved for use.1 2 The […]

Are Adverse Events in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Under-Reported?

Are Adverse Events in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Under-Reported?

Phase III controlled trials are considered the ‘gold standard’ for assessing vaccine efficacy and safety in humans. These are the trials upon which authorities have assured the public that COVID-19 vaccines are “safe and effective.” The benefits of the vaccines in reducing disease severity and hospitalizations are well-known, but what do we know about the adverse events?Data on adverse events is vital for effective decision-making by regulators, policy makers, doctors, and patients.

U.S. Taxpayers Paid Billions of Dollars for COVID-19 Vaccine Development

U.S. Taxpayers Paid Billions of Dollars for COVID-19 Vaccine Development

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the federal government of the United States is providing COVID-19 vaccines free of charge to everyone five years and older living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.1 Although the CDC states that COVID vaccines are provided to the […]

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, […]

Tennessee Man Dies Three Days After Getting Second Pfizer COVID Shot

Tennessee Man Dies Three Days After Getting Second Pfizer COVID Shot

A 36-year-old man in Madison County, Tennessee died unexpectedly on Sept. 25, 2021, three days after receiving the second dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 biologic for COVID-19. Timothy Adam Hornsby was vaccinated on Sept. 22 and started feeling ill the next morning. His health took a turn for the worse two days […]

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 […]

Canada Adds Bell’s Palsy Warning to Pfizer COVID Shot

Canada Adds Bell’s Palsy Warning to Pfizer COVID Shot

Health Canada, the Canadian government’s department responsible for national health policy, earlier this month updated the product information label for Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) biologic (also known as BNT162b2 or “Comirnaty” vaccine) to reflect reported cases of Bell’s palsy—an immune mediated neurological disorder characterized by temporary muscle weakness or paralysis on one side of […]

Many Americans Worry About the Safety of COVID Biologics

Many Americans Worry About the Safety of COVID Biologics

A new poll conducted Yahoo! News/YouGov during July 13-15, 2021 found that 37 percent of unvaccinated Americans are more fearful of the three experimental COVID-19 biologics currently available in the United States than they are of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that can cause the disease. The survey of 1,715 adults in the U.S. found that only […]

Coronavirus Spreading Among the Vaccinated in Highly Vaccinated Countries

Coronavirus Spreading Among the Vaccinated in Highly Vaccinated Countries

A recent study published by King’s College in London, which operates the ZOE COVID Study app to monitor COVID infection and vaccination rates, found that, as of July 15, 2021, there was an average of 15,537 new daily symptomatic cases of COVID-19 among partly or fully vaccinated people in the United Kingdom—an increase of 40 […]

Journal Article Questioning COVID Vaccination Protocols Retracted

Journal Article Questioning COVID Vaccination Protocols Retracted

A scholarly article published in a medical journal, in which authors concluded that a “lack of clear benefit should cause governments to rethink their vaccination policy,” has been retracted less than two weeks after publication. The article entitled “The Safety of COVID-19 Vaccinations—We Should Rethink the Policy” was published by MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) […]

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