Amazon, Google, Walmart and Starbucks Partnering with Local Governments to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

Amazon, Google, Walmart and Starbucks Partnering with Local Governments to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

Several major U.S. corporations are partnering with local governments and medical providers to help distribute and administer COVID-19 vaccines approved for release by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).1 Some of these corporations include Amazon, Google, Walmart, Starbucks, Honeywell, Microsoft and Costco.2 3 4 Public-Private Partnerships Between Government and […]

California Health Care Worker Dies Three Hours After Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

California Health Care Worker Dies Three Hours After Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

A 64-year-old man from Placer County, California died on Jan. 21, 2021 approximately three hours after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. It was unclear whether the man, a health care worker at a senior living facility, had been given the Pfizer/BioNTech’s BNT162b2 vaccine or Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccine. The only two experimental COVID-19 vaccines that have been […]

Los Angeles Students Will Be Required to Get COVID-19 Vaccine After FDA Approval for Use in Children

Los Angeles Students Will Be Required to Get COVID-19 Vaccine After FDA Approval for Use in Children

Austin Beutner, the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in California said the district would require its students to get a COVID-19 vaccine once it is available for school-aged children.1 Two experimental mRNA COVID-19 vaccines,, Pfizer/BioNTech’s BNT162b2 and Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccines, have been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food […]

Health Workers and Emergency Responders Offered Incentives to Get COVID-19 Vaccines

Health Workers and Emergency Responders Offered Incentives to Get COVID-19 Vaccines

Some frontline health care and emergency response workers are being offered financial and other types of incentives to get the experimental COVID-19 vaccines being distributed under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).1 There are media reports that many workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic […]

FDA Opposes COVID-19 Vaccination Dose and Schedule Changes to Vaccinate More People

FDA Opposes COVID-19 Vaccination Dose and Schedule Changes to Vaccinate More People

Only two weeks after the first experimental biologic for SARS-CoV-2 became available, the U.S. was more than 16 millions doses behind Operation Warp Speed’s goal of giving COVID-19 vaccines to 20 million people by the end of 2020.1 Responding to the slow rollout, Operation Warp Speed chief adviser Moncef Slaoui, MD proposed giving half-doses to […]

Miami Obstetrician Develops Bleeding Disorder, Dies After Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

Miami Obstetrician Develops Bleeding Disorder, Dies After Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

Gregory Michael, MD, an obstetrician in private practice at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach received a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech experimental mRNA COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 18 and died 16 days later of a cerebral hemorrhage (stroke).1 Within three days of taking the shot, he developed symptoms of a severe autoimmune bleeding […]

60 Percent of Nursing Home Workers in Ohio Decline COVID-19 Vaccines Over Safety Concerns

60 Percent of Nursing Home Workers in Ohio Decline COVID-19 Vaccines Over Safety Concerns

In a news briefing on Dec. 30, 2020, Ohio’s Governor Mike DeWine said that 60 percent of the nursing home staff in his state are refusing to get COVID-19 vaccines. According to surveys, health care workers in the United States have expressed fears of potentially dangerous side effects from the experimental vaccines and concerns about […]

Over 3,000 “Health Impact Events” After COVID-19 mRNA Vaccinations

Over 3,000 “Health Impact Events” After COVID-19 mRNA Vaccinations

Between Dec. 11 and 18, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna pharmaceutical companies an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)1 to distribute COVID-19 vaccines using messenger RNA (mRNA) technology that to date has not been licensed for use in humans.2 3 4 5 Although the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) […]

Severe Allergic Reactions Reported After Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccinations

Severe Allergic Reactions Reported After Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccinations

Last week the United Kingdom’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a strong warning to those who have a history of significant allergic reactions to medicines, foods or vaccines or who carry an epi-pen that they may be at increased individual risk for suffering a serious allergic reaction after receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 […]

Brazil Halts and Re-Starts Phase 3 Clinical Trials of Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine

Brazil Halts and Re-Starts Phase 3 Clinical Trials of Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine

Brazil briefly stopped clinical trials of CoronaVac, the Chinese-made experimental vaccine for COVID-19, after a death among trial participants was reported on Nov 9, 2020. The Bhutantan Institute in San Paulo, Brazil had been conducting Phase 3 trials with more than 10,000 volunteers when the study was halted.1 However, within days, Bhutantan officials announced they […]