Rapid Tests for Coronavirus Raise Concerns Over Accuracy

Rapid Tests for Coronavirus Raise Concerns Over Accuracy

On Mar. 27, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to pharmaceutical and medical devices company Abbott Laboratories, Inc. of Abbott Park, Illinois for a rapid diagnostic test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus known as ID NOW.1 2 3 “We know how important it is to get point-of-care tests out […]

Live Tuberculosis “Vaccine” Being Tested as a Treatment for COVID-19 Infections

Live Tuberculosis “Vaccine” Being Tested as a Treatment for COVID-19 Infections

Story Highlights Researchers at Texas A&M University and five other academic institutions have begun a phase 4 clinical trial re-purposing a live attenuated tuberculosis vaccine to treat COVID-19. The researchers believe that the TICE® BCG vaccine, which is licensed to prevent and treat bladder cancer, may help mitigate the severity of COVID-19. The research team […]

U.S. Presidential Candidate Hounded for Saying Vaccine Mandates are ‘Draconian’ and ‘Orwellian’

U.S. Presidential Candidate Hounded for Saying Vaccine Mandates are ‘Draconian’ and ‘Orwellian’

During a campaign speech she gave in Manchester, New Hampshire on June 19, 2019, Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson characterized government mandates requiring children to get vaccinated as “draconian” and “Orwellian.” According to NBC News reporter Julia Jester who covered the event, Williamson said, “To me, it’s no different than the abortion debate. The U.S. […]

Texas Legislator Calls Out Dr. Hotez for Attacking Parental Rights

Texas Legislator Calls Out Dr. Hotez for Attacking Parental Rights

On May 7, 2019, there was a short exchange of tweets on Twitter between pediatrician Peter Hotez, MD, PhD and Rep. Jonathan Strickland of the Texas House of Representatives. Dr. Hotez wrote: New exemption numbers tell much of the story. I’ll tell the rest: Children of have been placed in harm’s way for the financial […]