Tracking the Mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus

Tracking the Mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus

As is the nature of viruses, the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 disease symptoms continues to mutate. Some scientists estimate it evolves at a rate of two new mutations every month, although most changes are minor and considered clinically unimportant.1 2 Depending on the type of genetic changes that occur, mutations can affect disease symptoms, […]

CDC Recommends Four COVID-19 Shots for Immunocompromised People

CDC Recommends Four COVID-19 Shots for Immunocompromised People

On Oct. 25, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its COVID-19 vaccine guidance for moderately to severely immunocompromised people over the age of 18 years to include a total of four doses of a COVID-19 biologic.1 Moderate to Severely Immune Compromised People Can Get A Fourth COVID Shot Six Months […]

FDA, CDC Green Light Pfizer’s Experimental COVID Biologic for Children 5 to 11 Years Old

FDA, CDC Green Light Pfizer’s Experimental COVID Biologic for Children 5 to 11 Years Old

One Oct 29, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 biologic BNT162b2 for children five to 11 years old. The FDA’s decision, which is based on a clinical trial earlier this year involving 2,268 kindergartners and elementary school-aged kids and an […]

A Review and Autopsy of Two COVID Immunity Studies

A Review and Autopsy of Two COVID Immunity Studies

How effective is immunity after COVID recovery relative to vaccination? An Israeli study by Gazit et al. found that the vaccinated have a 27 times higher risk of symptomatic infection than the COVID recovered. At the same time, the vaccinated were nine times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID. In contrast, a CDC study […]

U.S. Marines Not Fully Vaccinated by Nov. 28, 2021 Will Be Dismissed

U.S. Marines Not Fully Vaccinated by Nov. 28, 2021 Will Be Dismissed

After several tactics to encourage mass vaccination of U.S. troops, the Marine Corps has given its active duty members a strict order: refusal to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 28, 2021 will result in discharge.1 In August, the Pentagon announced mandatory COVID vaccinations for all active duty and reserve military members, including the National Guard.2 […]

Why Aren’t We Celebrating the Naturally Immune?

Why Aren’t We Celebrating the Naturally Immune?

Opinion | At the beginning of this pandemic, I heard the term herd immunity a lot. Scientists and news anchors used to theorize about what percentage of society would have to come in contact with the virus in order to obtain herd immunity. We know that 40 million people have tested positive for COVID in […]

Booster Shot for COVID May Eventually Be Required to Qualify as “Fully Vaccinated”

Booster Shot for COVID May Eventually Be Required to Qualify as “Fully Vaccinated”

As the COVID-19 booster vaccines are being rolled out for certain groups, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the agency is considering changing the definition of “fully vaccinated” in the near future.1 “We have not yet changed the definition of ‘fully vaccinated.’ We will continue to look at this. We […]

The “Natural Immunity Is Real Act” Introduced in Congress

The “Natural Immunity Is Real Act” Introduced in Congress

In an effort to get the U.S. government to recognize the value of natural immunity in providing effective protection against COVID-19, U.S. Representative Diana Harshbarger of Tennessee introduced the Natural Immunity Is Real Act in the House of Representatives on Oct. 18, 2021. The bill, H.R. 5590, requires U.S. federal agencies to take into account […]

COVID Among the Amish

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania… thousands of families lead lives largely separate from modern America. The Amish are a Christian group that emphasizes the virtuous over the superficial. They don’t usually drive, use electricity or have TVs. And during the COVID-19 outbreak, they became subjects in a massive social and medical experiment. … So it’s safe to […]

Stanford Epidemiologist Says COVID Vaccination is Primarily a Matter of Personal Health, Not Public Health

Stanford Epidemiologist Says COVID Vaccination is Primarily a Matter of Personal Health, Not Public Health

Opinion | As one-size-fits-all COVID vaccine mandates sweep government, academia, and corporate America, new data are emerging that undermine the public health justifications for these policies. Studies from multiple countries now indicate that vaccination alone is less effective than the acquired immunity many already possess and unable to prevent transmission in the medium-to-long term. Since the pandemic began, more […]