Group B Strep Vaccine for Pregnant Women on Fast Track for FDA Approval

Group B Strep Vaccine for Pregnant Women on Fast Track for FDA Approval

Pfizer is conducting phase 2 trials for the development of a vaccine that will target pregnant women to prevent newborns from infection with Group B Streptococcal (GBS). The vaccine was granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September and the agency has indicated it will fast track the product’s […]

U.S. House Repeals Military COVID Vaccine Mandate

U.S. House Repeals Military COVID Vaccine Mandate

In a Dec. 6, 2022 proposed compromise version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2023 , the U.S. House of Representatives authorized $857.9 billion in spending for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and included a provision repealing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all military personnel instituted by the Biden […]

G20 Leaders Pledge to Require Global “Digital Health Certificate” Vaccine Passport

G20 Leaders Pledge to Require Global “Digital Health Certificate” Vaccine Passport

Twenty leaders of countries considered to be the world’s largest economies gathered at a meeting in Bali, Indonesia on Nov. 14-15, 2022 to discuss ways to “Recover Together, Recover Stronger” from widespread economic devastation caused by the global public health community response to the COVID pandemic.1 The G20 leaders, which included the President of the […]

Compulsory Vaccination of U.S. Armed Forces Remains Controversial

Compulsory Vaccination of U.S. Armed Forces Remains Controversial

In 1777, George Washington led the first mandatory military vaccination program when he directed soldiers of the Continental Army to be inoculated against smallpox. Soldiers had the option of voluntarily exposing themselves to the smallpox pustules either by scratching their arms or inhaling it through their noses.1 The story of George Washington being the first […]

A Gratitude Script for the COVID Vaccinated But Infected

A Gratitude Script for the COVID Vaccinated But Infected

“I would like to let you know that I have tested positive for #COVID19. I am thankful to have received four doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and I am feeling well while experiencing very mild symptoms. I am isolating and have started a course of Paxlovid.” These were the words of Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla […]

Off-Narrative COVID Doctor Sentenced to 60 days in Prison for Jan. 6 Participation

Off-Narrative COVID Doctor Sentenced to 60 days in Prison for Jan. 6 Participation

Opinion | America’s Frontline Doctors’ founder Simone Gold was sentenced to serve 60 days in prison and ordered to pay a $9,500 fine for her involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021 event. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper in Washington, DC also sentenced Dr. Simone Gold to 12 months of supervised release after her 60-day prison term […]

Robert Califf Heads FDA Again Despite Financial Ties to Pharma

Robert Califf Heads FDA Again Despite Financial Ties to Pharma

Robert M. Califf, MD was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by a vote of 50-46 on Feb. 15, 2022. Dr. Califf’s financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry was cited by some Senators as a reason they could not support his appointment. Similar concerns were expressed […]

COVID Vaccine Mandates Worsen Shortage of Health Care Workers in U.S.

COVID Vaccine Mandates Worsen Shortage of Health Care Workers in U.S.

In early September 2021, Rick Pollack, the CEO of the American Hospital Association (AHA) said that the association supports COVID-19 vaccine mandates and has been trying to increase vaccination rates in hospitals and health systems. He added, “As a practical matter, this policy may result in exacerbating the severe workforce shortage problems that currently exist.”1 […]

Vaccinated Americans Count Their Blessings Despite Getting COVID

Vaccinated Americans Count Their Blessings Despite Getting COVID

On Aug. 2, 2021, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina became the first fully vaccinated (for COVID-19) U.S. Senator to disclose he had tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Sen. Graham said he had begun to experience “flu-like symptoms” two days earlier and eventually decided go to the doctor and get tested.1 Despite becoming another […]

2005 PREP Act and 1986 Act Shield Vaccine Manufacturers from Liability

2005 PREP Act and 1986 Act Shield Vaccine Manufacturers from Liability

Story Highlights Most countries that have supply contracts with AstraZeneca have granted the drug company liability protection for their COVID-19 vaccine. In the U.S., vaccine manufacturers and administrators are shielded from liability under the PREP Act of 2005 for a vaccine or drug that is developed in response to a declared public health emergency, including […]