CDC, FDA Find Possible Link Between Pfizer’s Bivalent COVID Shot and Strokes

CDC, FDA Find Possible Link Between Pfizer’s Bivalent COVID Shot and Strokes

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said last week that they are investigating a possible link between Pfizer/BioNTech’s bivalent messenger RNA (mRNA) Comirnaty COVID biologic and an increased risk of a type of ischemic stroke among people 65 years of age and older. Data from the […]

Public Skepticism Over COVID Shots Fuels Growing Vaccine Hesitancy

Public Skepticism Over COVID Shots Fuels Growing Vaccine Hesitancy

A study conducted by the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom found that public confidence in vaccines has declined significantly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, published in the medical journal Vaccine in October 2022 surveyed a total of 1,009 individuals—739 in 2019 and 270 in 2022.1 2 3 4 5 […]

Safety and Effectiveness of New COVID Bivalent Boosters Based on a Study of Eight Mice?

Safety and Effectiveness of New COVID Bivalent Boosters Based on a Study of Eight Mice?

With no safety and efficacy evidence from human clinical trials, on Aug. 31, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for Pfizer/BioNTech’s Comirnaty and Moderna/NIAID’s Spikevax messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 biologics to distribute “bivalent formulations” (two-in-one) of the shots to use as a “single booster dose.”1 2 The […]

Renewable Travel Pass May Signal Annual Booster Shots for European Union

Renewable Travel Pass May Signal Annual Booster Shots for European Union

As part of an effort to reopen their borders and encourage travelers from outside of Europe, the 27 member states of the European Union (E.U.) began issuing an “E.U. Digital COVID Certificate” (EUDCC) on July 1, 2021 to people who have receive COVID vaccinations to allow freedom of movement within the region. The travel scheme, […]

Hard to Say Whether 1918 or COVID Pandemic is Worse

Hard to Say Whether 1918 or COVID Pandemic is Worse

There have been many articles published by the corporate media recently noting that the number of deaths in the United States surpassed 675,000 on Sept. 20, 2021. The figure is significant in that it represents the estimated number of people who died from the influenza in the country during the 1918 influenza pandemic—the most deadly […]

CDC Pressured to Track Breakthrough COVID Cases Among the Vaccinated

The CDC says of more than 159 million Americans who are fully vaccinated, about 5,000 have been hospitalized and about 1,000 have died. One piece of data missing, though, is how many breakthrough infections there’ve been in the U.S., not just those that result in severe disease. Studying this more could get to questions like […]

Who is Getting Rich Off Coronavirus Pandemic?

Who is Getting Rich Off Coronavirus Pandemic?

Opinion | In May 2020, the U.S. unemployment rate was 13.3%,1 which means 21 million Americans were unemployed. Not surprisingly, financial stress is a major concern, with 88% of Americans surveyed by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) saying that the COVID-19 pandemic is creating stress for their personal financial situation.2 Fifty-four percent were particularly […]

Novavax CEO on $1.6 Billion in Federal Funding for COVID-19 Vaccine Research

This morning, we got the news that Operation Warp Speed is awarding $1.6 billion to Novavax for its COVID-19 vaccine. … This is the largest award that Operation Warp Speed has made yet for a vaccine, with the goal of potentially having 100 million doses available by the end of this year. How confident are […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Will Likely Be Given Multiple Times, Perhaps Annually

COVID-19 Vaccine Will Likely Be Given Multiple Times, Perhaps Annually

In an interview with the JAMA on June 2, 2020, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said that while he was “cautiously optimistic” about the effectiveness of the vaccines being developed for COVID-19, he was concerned that any protection the vaccines may provide might only be temporary. […]