College Student Expelled for Refusing COVID Booster After Previous Severe Reactions

College Student Expelled for Refusing COVID Booster After Previous Severe Reactions

A student at Union College was unenrolled and forced to leave the campus in upstate New York after she refused to take a COVID-19 booster shot. The pre-med biology and Spanish language student suffered severe adverse reactions after receiving the first series of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID shots in the fall.1 Sophomore Ellie Puentes is a first-generation […]

CDC Used Cell Phone Data to Track Americans During Lockdowns and COVID Vaccination Campaigns

CDC Used Cell Phone Data to Track Americans During Lockdowns and COVID Vaccination Campaigns

The cell phones of tens of millions of Americans were tracked by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials, who used location data to ensure compliance with COVID-19 lockdowns and vaccination campaigns according to Vice, which was able to obtain internal documents through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).1 The CDC used the […]

Public Trust in the CDC Waning

Public Trust in the CDC Waning

Since the start of the pandemic, the public’s trust in U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has waned. It is now widely accepted that the agency has lost a significant amount of credibility.1 An NBC News poll conducted in January 2022 showed that only 44 percent of Americans trust the CDC while 43 […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers Reinstated by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers Reinstated by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

On Apr. 7, 2022, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Louisiana ruled that the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all Federal workers must be reinstated. The 2-1 ruling reversed a lower court order blocking the vaccine mandate for federal workers. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Carl Stewart ordered the lower […]

Cleveland Clinic Denies Boy Kidney Transplant Because He Didn’t Get COVID Shot

Cleveland Clinic Denies Boy Kidney Transplant Because He Didn’t Get COVID Shot

As of October 2021, the Cleveland Clinic will not permit patients who have not gotten COVID-19 vaccine to undergo lifesaving organ transplants, either as a recipient or a living donor. The clinic’s reasoning is that the recipient, who receives immunosuppressant drugs post-transplant, could be at high risk of contracting SARS-Cov-2. The unvaccinated will not be […]

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Case on Religious Vaccine Exemptions for Deployment of Navy Seals

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Case on Religious Vaccine Exemptions for Deployment of Navy Seals

On Mar. 25, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Biden administration allowing the U.S. Navy to consider the COVID-19 vaccination status of military personnel when making deployment decisions. The 6-3 decision overrides a lower U.S. district court decision that had temporarily prevented the Navy from treating deployment of Navy Seals with religious vaccine […]

Dramatic Increase in Suicide Attempts Among Adolescents During COVID-19 Lockdown Isolation

Dramatic Increase in Suicide Attempts Among Adolescents During COVID-19 Lockdown Isolation

There has been an increase in suicide attempts by adolescents aged 12-17 years old during the COVID-19 pandemic according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The longer the lockdowns that included social isolation and compulsory masking continued, the number of suicide attempts increased, especially among adolescent girls. From July through August […]

FDA Releases First Set of Pfizer COVID-19 Shot Safety Data

FDA Releases First Set of Pfizer COVID-19 Shot Safety Data

By the end of February 2021, there had been 1,291 reports of adverse events as a result of Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 biologic (also known as “Comirnaty”). The long list of adverse events associated with receipt of BNT162b2 shots were listed as an appendix to a 38-page report reluctantly released by the U.S. […]

Coronavirus Testing Company Sued for False Test Results

Coronavirus Testing Company Sued for False Test Results

The Center for COVID Control (”the Center”)—a SARS-CoV-2 testing company based in Illinois— has been sued by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson for improperly handling tests and giving out fake results in violation of the Consumer Protection Act. The Center, which has over 300 locations nationwide, received tens of thousands of coronavirus test kits […]