U.S. Keeps COVID Vaccine Mandate for Non-Citizens Entering Country by Air

U.S. Keeps COVID Vaccine Mandate for Non-Citizens Entering Country by Air

On Jan. 4, 2023, the U.S. Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) extended its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for non-citizens and non-immigrants traveling to the United States by air until Apr. 10, 2023. The previous mandate expired on Jan. 9.1 The U.S is one of a few countries that require COVID vaccinations when flying into US airports without […]

Inhaled COVID Vaccines Approved in India and China

Inhaled COVID Vaccines Approved in India and China

Regulatory agencies in India and China have approved two different spray vaccines for COVID-19 that are inhaled through the nose or mouth rather than injected into the body.1 Referred to as “mucosal” vaccines, the Chinese company CanSinoBIO and the Indian company Bharat Biotech hope the new COVID vaccines will provide “sterilizing immunity” and prevent infection […]

Study Reveals Much Higher Risk for Serious Adverse Events With mRNA COVID Shots in Clinical Trials

Study Reveals Much Higher Risk for Serious Adverse Events With mRNA COVID Shots in Clinical Trials

A new study published in the journal Vaccine revealed there was a much higher risk of serious adverse events of special interest for randomized clinical trial participants who received a messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 biologic when compared to participants, who received a placebo for both the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA BNT162b2 (also known as “Comirnaty”) COVID shot […]

Chinese Officials Kill Pets of Coronavirus Patients, Seal Apartment Complexes

Chinese Officials Kill Pets of Coronavirus Patients, Seal Apartment Complexes

Officials in some cities in China have ordered all indoor pets belonging to SARS-CoV-2 patients to be killed due to fear that the animals could transmit the virus to other humans.1 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, which reportedly originated in a wet food market or biohazard lab in Wuhan, China in late 2019, […]

Camp Beds, Plain Bread in Shanghai’s COVID Quarantine

At this COVID-19 quarantine facility in the Chinese city of Shanghai, people lie in rows of camp beds separated by less than an arm’s length… their suitcases and other belongings strewn next to them. The facility showed more than 100 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 cramped on the floor in what looked like […]

New York Times Deputy Editor Dies of Heart Attack Day After Getting Moderna COVID Shot

New York Times Deputy Editor Dies of Heart Attack Day After Getting Moderna COVID Shot

The deputy Asia editor for The New York Times, Carlos Tejada, died in a hospital in Seoul, South Korea on Dec. 17, 2021, the day after reportedly getting a booster shot of Moderna/NIAID’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) mRNA-1273 (also known as “Spikevax”) biologic.1 2 3 4 According to his wife, 49-year-old Tejada died of a […]

Pollution from Face Mask Litter Up 9,000 Percent

Pollution from Face Mask Litter Up 9,000 Percent

A study that conducted by the University of Portsmouth and published in the journal Nature Sustainability found that facemask litter has increased by 9,000 percent in the first seven months of the pandemic, from March 2020 to October 2020.1 2 The findings show that facemasks are creating plastic pollution, which could last hundred of years […]

State and Local Governments and Companies Offer Incentives to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

State and Local Governments and Companies Offer Incentives to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

Story Highlights As the demand for COVID-19 vaccines slows across the country, governments and businesses are offering a wide range of incentives to try to boost vaccination rates. In addition to a variety of cash lotteries, some of the offerings include air travel, college scholarships, state park passes, fishing or hunting licenses and complimentary food […]

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