Two senior officials of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have stepped down from the COVID vaccine review team at a critical time in the approval process. While the FDA did not cite a specific reason for the departure of two veteran officials, Endpoints News reports that widespread frustration in the regulatory agency began […]
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) last week added an autoimmune condition known as Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) as a possible side effect to the product information on AstraZeneca/Oxford University’s Vaxzevria (or “AZD1222”) experimental adenovirus vectored vaccine. GBS is a neurological disorder that causes pain, numbness, muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis.1 2 3 4 A total of […]
With close to one-third of adults in the United States choosing to delay or forego the experimental COVID-19 vaccines, the medical industry is reportedly trying to understand the reasons behind the hesitancy and figure out how to persuade more Americans to get vaccinated.
As the state sends mobile units from town to town to increase vaccination rates, the Johnson & Johnson shot is causing more worries. The FDA is now warning of a potential increased risk of a nerve complication called Guillain-Barré syndrome. Doctors say the roughly 100 cases reported after nearly 13 million shots should not be […]
Epidemiology, immunology and the clinical data all say a clear “No!” There is no good reason to vaccinate the recovered.
Opinion | The experimental COVID-19 vaccines are being released first to a designated group of health care workers and residents of senior living facilities. As more of the vaccines becomes available, people at high-risk to the SARS-CoV-2 virus due to their medical conditions will be given an opportunity to get vaccines. Finally, the general public […]
On Dec. 11, 2020, Peru’s National Institute of Health (INS) said it was temporarily suspending the Phase 1 clinical trial of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sinopharm Group Co. Ltd. of Shanghai, China after one of the participants in the trial who got the vaccine showed difficulty in moving his arms and legs—symptoms of […]
Sahara Walker was only 11 years old in 2013 when she received the Gardasil vaccine that drastically changed her life, according to the attorneys who filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin against the New Jersey based pharmaceutical giant, Merck on Nov. 18, 2020. Prior to Gardasil, Sahara was […]
Opinion | Politicians are dreaming of a “Manhattan Project-style effort” to develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine “for most Americans by year’s end.” To accomplish this dramatic cut in vaccine development time, “the program will pull together private pharmaceutical companies, government agencies and the military.” Normal vaccine development time is significantly longer. Fourteen potential coronavirus vaccines are vying to […]
His story starts in the same place it almost ended, a hospital where doctors treated him for pneumonia in 2014. When I was being discharged, the nurse said, oh, hey, by the way, you need a flu shot. He says that flu shot nearly killed him, causing Guillain-Barré Syndrome. The pain was just massive. A […]