Zoo Animals Given Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine

Zoo Animals Given Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine

Zoos around the United States have begun giving animals an experimental COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by a veterinary pharmaceutical company known as Zoetis, Inc. headquartered in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey.1 USDA Authorizes Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine for Zoo Animals Zoetis has donated 11,000 doses of the vaccine to about 70 U.S. zoos, as well as sanctuaries, universities […]

Three Vaccination Sites Pause Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Over Adverse Reactions

Johnson & Johnson’s [COVID-19] vaccine facing a double dose of problems. Georgia, the third state to temporarily shut down a [vaccination] site after eight [people] suffered adverse reactions to the J&J vaccine. In North Carolina, 18 people reporting side effects. In Colorado, 11 reacting to the shot, with symptoms ranging from dizziness, nausea and fainting. […]

Poll: Half of Correctional Officers Do Not Want COVID-19 Vaccine

Poll: Half of Correctional Officers Do Not Want COVID-19 Vaccine

When a correctional officer took a poll of his co-workers on a private Facebook group asking whether they would get the COVID-19 vaccine, only 40 of 475 (8.4 percent) said yes and more than half replied, “Hell no”.1 This informal poll appears to represent the sentiment of Department of Corrections employees across the country. Despite […]

Autism Numbers Increase by 10 Percent in U.S.

Autism Numbers Increase by 10 Percent in U.S.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of children diagnosed with autism in the United States continues to increase. In a report published on Mar. 27, 2020, the CDC estimated the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the country is now one in 54 children—up from one in […]