Courts in Spain Order Forced COVID-19 Vaccination of Incapacitated Nursing Home Residents

Courts in Spain Order Forced COVID-19 Vaccination of Incapacitated Nursing Home Residents

In what appears to be the first case of a court ordered forced COVID-19 vaccination, a court in Galicia, Spain sided with a nursing home to require an incapacitated women to get the COVID-19 vaccine over her families objections. Even though the Spanish government has maintained that the novel vaccine would be voluntary, the nursing […]

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine Not Recommended for People Over 65 in Germany

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine Not Recommended for People Over 65 in Germany

Health officials in Germany have cautioned that the AstraZeneca/Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine (AZD1222) should not be given to people over the age of 65. Germany’s disease control agency, the Robert Koch Institute, only recommends the shot for people between the ages of 18-64 after concluding that there is not enough data available to determine whether the […]

32 Nursing Home Residents Die in COVID-19 Outbreak During Mass Vaccination Drive

32 Nursing Home Residents Die in COVID-19 Outbreak During Mass Vaccination Drive

Thirty-two residents have died in The Commons on St. Anthony, a nursing home in Auburn, Cayuga county, New York during  a COVID-19 outbreak that started at the end of December 2020. On Jan. 5, 2021, there were 130 residents, who tested positive for COVID-19 and, as of Jan. 11, there were 104 active coronavirus cases […]

Spain Creates a List of Those Who Refuse to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Spain Creates a List of Those Who Refuse to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Spain has become the first country in Europe to create a register maintained by the government with a list of the names of citizens who have refused the COVD-19 vaccine, a list which will be shared with other European governments. Spain’s Minister of Health Salvador Illa recently announced that the country will be setting up […]

Severe Allergic Reactions Reported After Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccinations

Severe Allergic Reactions Reported After Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccinations

Last week the United Kingdom’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a strong warning to those who have a history of significant allergic reactions to medicines, foods or vaccines or who carry an epi-pen that they may be at increased individual risk for suffering a serious allergic reaction after receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 […]

Merck is Sued for Injuries Caused by Gardasil

Merck is Sued for Injuries Caused by Gardasil

Sahara Walker was only 11 years old in 2013 when she received the Gardasil vaccine that drastically changed her life, according to the attorneys who filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin against the New Jersey based pharmaceutical giant, Merck on Nov. 18, 2020. Prior to Gardasil, Sahara was […]

Brazil Halts and Re-Starts Phase 3 Clinical Trials of Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine

Brazil Halts and Re-Starts Phase 3 Clinical Trials of Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine

Brazil briefly stopped clinical trials of CoronaVac, the Chinese-made experimental vaccine for COVID-19, after a death among trial participants was reported on Nov 9, 2020. The Bhutantan Institute in San Paulo, Brazil had been conducting Phase 3 trials with more than 10,000 volunteers when the study was halted.1 However, within days, Bhutantan officials announced they […]

Ticketmaster Walks Back Plans to Require COVID-19 Testing or Vaccination

Ticketmaster Walks Back Plans to Require COVID-19 Testing or Vaccination

On Nov. 11, 2020, Billboard magazine reported that Ticketmaster, the world’s largest ticket agency, revealed it wants to require proof that ticket purchasers have tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus within 24-72 hours before attending an event or have received a COVID-19 vaccine with a year of the event.1 This would mean that gone are […]

Another Shot at a Vaccine for Lyme Disease

Another Shot at a Vaccine for Lyme Disease

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has provided the University of Maryland with a $3.5 million dollar grant to develop a vaccine for Lyme disease.1 Principal investigators Utal Pal, PhD, professor at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Matthias Schnell, PhD, director […]

COVID-19 Lockdowns in New York: A Matter of Religious Freedom?

COVID-19 Lockdowns in New York: A Matter of Religious Freedom?

On Oct. 7, 2020, Harold Tischler, an Orthodox Jewish activist was arrested and charged with inciting a riot and the unlawful imprisonment of Jacob Korbluh, a journalist, during a protest in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Tischler, an activist, radio talk show host and candidate for Brooklyn City Council is known for speaking out against the COVID-19 […]