‘COVID-19 Rebound’ May Be Worse Than Initial COVID Illness

‘COVID-19 Rebound’ May Be Worse Than Initial COVID Illness

On May 24, 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory to health care providers, public health departments and the general public regarding Pfizer’s antiviral drug Paxlovid, designed to treat symptoms of COVID-19. The advisory warns that some people who take Paxlovid may experience a recurrence of COVID symptoms […]

U.S. Becomes First Country to Give mRNA COVID Vaccine to Babies

U.S. Becomes First Country to Give mRNA COVID Vaccine to Babies

On June 15, 2022 the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unanimously advised the FDA staff to grant Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) amendment to allow their mRNA COVID vaccines to be given to children under age five and as young as […]

FDA Panel Recommends EUA for Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

FDA Panel Recommends EUA for Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

Despite concerns about the risk of developing myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart) following vaccination with Novavax’s experimental NVX-CoV2373 (also known as “Nuvaxovid” and “Covovax”) COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) voted on June 6, […]

The Rise of Hepatitis

The Rise of Hepatitis

The number of previously healthy children younger than 16 years of age with mysterious hepatitis cases have doubled in two weeks to 450 cases worldwide, including 11 deaths. Most cases have been reported in the U.K. (160) and the U.S. (currently, 180). In Europe most cases are found in Italy (35) and Spain (22). Over 8-14 percent […]

Pfizer, Moderna Apply for EUA for COVID Shots for Infants, FDA to Decide Quickly

Pfizer, Moderna Apply for EUA for COVID Shots for Infants, FDA to Decide Quickly

On June 1, 2022, Pfizer and BioNTech submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to distribute their messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 (also known as “Comirnaty”) COVID-19 biologic for children as young as six months to five years old. The application is for a three-dose regimen, […]

Paxlovid Users May Face Rebound SARS-CoV-2

Paxlovid Users May Face Rebound SARS-CoV-2

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has admitted that COVID-19 patients may experience a rebound SARS-CoV-2 infection after taking Pfizer’s antiviral drug, Paxlovid. Evidence has shown that patients, including those who have gotten COVID shots and been boosted, may suffer a reoccurrence of COVID two to eight days after completing a five-day […]

Smallpox Vaccine Manufacturers See Big Stock Price Increases After Monkeypox Outbreaks Reported

Smallpox Vaccine Manufacturers See Big Stock Price Increases After Monkeypox Outbreaks Reported

On May 26, 2022, U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) officials held a press briefing and announced there had been nine cases of monkeypox identified in seven U.S. states and that two licensed smallpox vaccines were in the national stockpile and ready to be distributed.1 The CDC’s director said, “The U.S. has the resources we […]

Why are Standards So Lax on COVID Drug Approvals?

Why are Standards So Lax on COVID Drug Approvals?

Many scientists made a career fighting for better regulatory standards. Strangely, when it comes to the regulatory policy around COVID-19, they are dead quiet. First, consider that EUA ( emergency use authorization) is like accelerated approval. Both require lower levels of evidence, and are predicated on the fact that we’re dealing with a situation that […]

Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Shots Can Trigger Alopecia Areata in Patients with Autoimmune Conditions

Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Shots Can Trigger Alopecia Areata in Patients with Autoimmune Conditions

Following the granting by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) status for Pfizer/BioNTech’s BNT162b2 and Moderna/NIAID’s mRNA-1273 messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 biologics in December 2020, there have been increasing reports of alopecia areata following vaccination with these products.1 Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder characterized by hair loss due […]

Air Force Cadet’s COVID Vaccine Religious Exemption Denied

Air Force Cadet’s COVID Vaccine Religious Exemption Denied

Opinion | Last month, a United States Air Force Academy cadet was informed by a superior officer that upon returning from the Cadet Wing’s spring break, he would receive an ultimatum: Receive the Department of Defense (DoD) mandatory COVID vaccine or be expelled from the academy upon return. Shortly thereafter, the order became official, giving […]

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