Police Drag Chinese Family from Home as Part of Coronavirus Containment

Members of a Chinese family in Wuhan, China are physically dragged from their apartment in Wuhan, China by police in hazmat suits and taken to a quarantine camp. In a separate but similar video by TomoNews U.S., a reporter is heard saying, “As new cases [of coronavirus] continue on an upward climb, respect for human […]

Chinese Taken from Homes by Police to Coronavirus Quarantine Camps

Chinese Taken from Homes by Police to Coronavirus Quarantine Camps

The New York Times on Feb. 6, 2020 was the first mainstream media outlet to report that Chinese government authorities responding to the country’s coronavirus epidemic had ordered round-the-clock house to house police searches to take the temperatures of all residents in Wuhan and detain anyone found to be sick or suspected of being sick […]

Moderna to Use New mRNA Technology to Develop Coronavirus Vaccine

Moderna to Use New mRNA Technology to Develop Coronavirus Vaccine

Story Highlights In light of the coronavirus outbreak, three research teams have been awarded grants by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. In a public-private partnership with NIH, Moderna, Inc. is using an experimental mRNA technology to develop a vaccine. Johnson & Johnson and other drug companies […]

Doctors Avoid Hand Washing Despite Evidence It is Best Way to Reduce Infections

Doctors Avoid Hand Washing Despite Evidence It is Best Way to Reduce Infections

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been urging everyone to thoroughly and frequently wash their hands since reports of the coronavirus outbreak in China, highlighting the long recognized practice of hand washing as a tried and true infection control measure.1 A little known fact is that among all health care providers, […]

Coronavirus Vaccines on Fast Track as WHO Declares Global Public Health Emergency

Coronavirus Vaccines on Fast Track as WHO Declares Global Public Health Emergency

A novel strain of a coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was first detected in the city of Wuhan, China on December 31, 2019 and, by the middle of January, thousands of Chinese citizens were sick. According to Johns Hopkins University Center for Science and Engineering, as of Jan. 30, 2020 there were 217 deaths among 9,776 confirmed coronavirus […]

Mystery SARS-like Virus Spreads Beyond China

Concern is growing over a possible outbreak of a new SARS-like virus. The flu-like mystery illness first reported in China, already spreading to Japan and Thailand. The global community is very familiar with what happened with SARS in the past, and this is something that is on our radar. Now, federal officials south of the […]

Chinese Pharmaceutical Industry Competes for Vaccine Market Share

Chinese Pharmaceutical Industry Competes for Vaccine Market Share

China’s National Medical Products Administration has announced that two Chinese pharmaceutical companies, Walvax Biotechnology and Innovax, have been approved to start selling their own version of drugs previously available only through global pharmaceutical giants Pfizer, Merck and GlaxoSmithKline.1 Cecolin, developed by Innovax, will compete in the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) arena against Merck’s Gardasil and […]

One in Four Vaccinated Children in Chinese City Got Measles

One in Four Vaccinated Children in Chinese City Got Measles

Story Highlights A new study shows that despite a measles vaccination rate of more than 97 percent, over a quarter of vaccinated children in Tianjin, China still became infected with measles. Even with two or more doses of measles vaccine, 8.5 percent of cases in the surveillance dataset and 26 percent in the case series […]

‘Too Sick to Get Vaccinated’?

‘Too Sick to Get Vaccinated’?

One of the more common reasons some people in the United States give for why they believe everyone has an obligation to vaccinate their children and themselves with all of the vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and mandated by state governments is that it protects those who are too […]

“Vaccine-Derived” Polio on the Rise

“Vaccine-Derived” Polio on the Rise

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) last week reported that there have been a total of 22 confirmed cases of vaccine-derived polio paralysis, thus far, in 2019. The latest two cases involve a person from Sichuan province in China and a person in Angola. Other evidence of circulating vaccine strain poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has […]