Half of COVID Delta Variant Infections in Israel are in Vaccinated People

Half of COVID Delta Variant Infections in Israel are in Vaccinated People

Israel is currently experiencing a surge in the number of people testing positive for the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. On June 24, 2021, the country’s Ministry of Health announced that it had registered 227 new coronavirus cases—the highest daily increase since May. This compares to only 13 cases of the virus the previous […]

Italy Suspends AstraZeneca’s COVID Vaccine After Teen’s Brain Hemorrhage Death

Italy Suspends AstraZeneca’s COVID Vaccine After Teen’s Brain Hemorrhage Death

The government of Italy has suspended AstraZeneca/Oxford University’s experimental AZD1222 COVID-19 vaccine for people under 60 years of age in that country. The decision, announced on June 11, 2021, follows the recent death of 18-year-old Camilla Canepa, who died of a cerebral  due to a blood clot 16 days after receiving the first dose of […]

Probable Link Found Between Pfizer’s COVID Shot and Heart Inflammation

Probable Link Found Between Pfizer’s COVID Shot and Heart Inflammation

On June 2, 2021, the Israeli Ministry of Health announced that it believes there is a “probable link” between Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 biologic for COVID-19 and dozens of cases of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) in Israel—mostly in males between 16-30 years of age. According to an epidemiological study undertaken by a […]

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 […]

Israel Studying Possible Link Between Heart Inflammation and Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Shot

Israel Studying Possible Link Between Heart Inflammation and Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Shot

The Israeli Health Ministry is evaluating cases of heart inflammation in people in Israel who have received Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 vaccine for COVID-19. In a preliminary study, led by Dror Mevorach, MD head of one of the COVID-19 units at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem, 62 cases of myocarditis—inflammation of the […]

Pfizer Poised to Dominate U.S. Market for COVID-19 Biologics

Pfizer Poised to Dominate U.S. Market for COVID-19 Biologics

Last week was a bad one for COVID-19 biologics produced by Moderna, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, Inc. (J&J). News reports began filtering out about new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which were published on Apr. 5, 2021 in the journal JAMA and revealed that people who receive Moderna’s […]

Physical Therapist Dies Two Days After Getting COVID-19 Shot in Indiana

Physical Therapist Dies Two Days After Getting COVID-19 Shot in Indiana

A healthy 28-year-old woman in Indiana died unexpectedly at her home on Jan. 21, 2021 two days after receiving an experimental mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) biologic for COVID-19. The deceased, Haley Link Brinkmeyer, PhD worked as a physical therapist at the North River Health Campus senior living community in Evansville.1 2 3 “My 28 year […]

Woman Dies Minutes After Getting COVID-19 Vaccine at Cal Poly Pomona

Woman Dies Minutes After Getting COVID-19 Vaccine at Cal Poly Pomona

A 78-year-old woman died on Feb. 12, 2021 after receiving the first dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 vaccine for COVID-19 in California. The woman, whose name has not been released to the public, was given the injection at around 12:00 pm at a COVID-19 vaccination site at California State Polytechnic (Cal Poly) […]

J&J to Test COVID-19 Vaccine on Babies, Pregnant Women and the Immunocompromised

J&J to Test COVID-19 Vaccine on Babies, Pregnant Women and the Immunocompromised

Pharmaceutical and medical device giant Johnson & Johnson, Inc. (J&J) announced on Feb. 28, 2021 plans to test its experimental Ad26.COV2.S vaccine for COVID-19 on infant children (including newborns), pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems. J&J did not include infants, pregnant women or the immunocompromised in the U.S. population in clinical trials on […]