Monoclonal Antibodies No Longer Effective Against New Strains of SARS-CoV-2

Monoclonal Antibodies No Longer Effective Against New Strains of SARS-CoV-2

Monoclonal antibodies, which are synthetic versions of antibodies that are produced in a lab,  appear to have lost effectiveness against COVID-19 disease as new variants of the virus emerge. Previously touted as the top-of-the-line outpatient treatment by public health officials and many clinicians, monoclonal antibodies have fallen out of favor as outpatient treatment for patients […]

Health Care System Mandates COVID Shot, Withdraws Religious and Medical Exemptions

Health Care System Mandates COVID Shot, Withdraws Religious and Medical Exemptions

Froedtert Health, a health care system headquartered in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, is withdrawing religious and medical exemptions held by employees who had originally refused to get the messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 shots. The company informed its employees that they must now get vaccinated with the recently approved Novavax’s COVID vaccine NVX-CoV2373 (also known as “Nuvaxovid” and […]

Blaming Unvaccinated Americans. Here We Go Again.

Blaming Unvaccinated Americans. Here We Go Again.

Opinion | Fueled by the phrase, “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” last year many corporate media outlets began running a series of articles attacking people who chose to exercise their medical informed consent rights and not get vaccinated for COVID-19. The hit pieces laid the blame for the continuing COVID pandemic squarely on the shoulders of unvaccinated […]

Oxford Study Finds Increased COVID Infection Rate Among the COVID Vaccinated

Oxford Study Finds Increased COVID Infection Rate Among the COVID Vaccinated

Researchers from Oxford University in the United Kingdom published a study in The Lancet finding that those who received two doses of COVID-19 shot were 44 percent more likely to be infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus than those who were unvaccinated.1 2 The study, published on June 30 2022, collected data from Dec. 8, 2020 […]

Paxlovid May Interact With Common Heart Drugs and Cause Blood Clots, Bleeding, Arrhythmia and Muscle Weakness

Paxlovid May Interact With Common Heart Drugs and Cause Blood Clots, Bleeding, Arrhythmia and Muscle Weakness

Findings from a new study published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology found that administration of the anti-viral drug Paxlovid can interact with several commonly prescribed cardiovascular drugs and be associated with an increased risk for blood clots and bleeding, which are termed clinically relevant drug-to-drug interactions (DDI).1 Manufactured by Pfizer, Paxlovid is […]

FDA Authorizes COVID Bivalent Shots for Children as Young as Five Years Old

FDA Authorizes COVID Bivalent Shots for Children as Young as Five Years Old

On Oct. 12, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the COVID bivalent booster versions of messenger RNA (mRNA) Comirnaty and Spikevax biologics developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/NIAID for children as young as five or six years old, respectively. The FDA’s  decision on Aug. 31 to grant […]

Study Reveals Much Higher Risk for Serious Adverse Events With mRNA COVID Shots in Clinical Trials

Study Reveals Much Higher Risk for Serious Adverse Events With mRNA COVID Shots in Clinical Trials

A new study published in the journal Vaccine revealed there was a much higher risk of serious adverse events of special interest for randomized clinical trial participants who received a messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 biologic when compared to participants, who received a placebo for both the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA BNT162b2 (also known as “Comirnaty”) COVID shot […]

Safety and Effectiveness of New COVID Bivalent Boosters Based on a Study of Eight Mice?

Safety and Effectiveness of New COVID Bivalent Boosters Based on a Study of Eight Mice?

With no safety and efficacy evidence from human clinical trials, on Aug. 31, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for Pfizer/BioNTech’s Comirnaty and Moderna/NIAID’s Spikevax messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 biologics to distribute “bivalent formulations” (two-in-one) of the shots to use as a “single booster dose.”1 2 The […]

Developers of mRNA COVID Shots Spar Over Intellectual Property Rights

Developers of mRNA COVID Shots Spar Over Intellectual Property Rights

Pfizer and BioNTech will have to answer in court to legal claims by Moderna that they copied its innovative messenger RNA (mRNA) technology in the making of their COVID-19 biologic, Comirnaty. The patent infringement lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the Regional Court of Dusseldorf in Germany alleges that […]

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