Woman in Japan Dies 90 Minutes After Getting Pfizer mRNA COVID Shot

Woman in Japan Dies 90 Minutes After Getting Pfizer mRNA COVID Shot

A 42-year-old woman in Aisai City (Aichi Prefecture), Japan died on Nov. 5, 2022, about 90 minutes after receiving a fourth dose of a COVID-19 biologic. The dose was from Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental Comirnaty bivalent mRNA COVID shot tailored for the BA.5 subvariant of the Omicron virus.1 2 3 Ayano Iioka, received the shot at a […]

Japanese Government Pays Family for Death Tied to COVID Shot

Japanese Government Pays Family for Death Tied to COVID Shot

On July 25, 2022, a committee of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced that it would provide a lump-sum death benefit of ¥44.2 million ($324,000), plus an additional ¥212,000 for funeral expenses, to the family of an elderly woman who died shortly after receiving a COVID-19 shot. The committee determined there was a […]

Moderna Recalls 764,900 Doses of Spikevax Due to Contamination Problem

Moderna Recalls 764,900 Doses of Spikevax Due to Contamination Problem

Moderna, Inc., developer of the experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) mRNA-1273, or “Spikevax,” biologic, has recalled 764,900 doses in lot #000190A of the product from the European market. On Apr. 8, 2022, the company said that the doses, manufactured under contract to Moderna by Spanish pharmaceutical company ROVI Pharma Industrial Services, SAU, are being pulled out […]

High Doses of Vitamin C Used to Prevent and Treat Coronavirus Infections in China

High Doses of Vitamin C Used to Prevent and Treat Coronavirus Infections in China

As reported by Orthomolecular Medicine News Service on Mar. 3, 2020, the government of Shanghai in China announced that it is recommending that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) be treated with high amounts of intravenous vitamin C, with dosage recommendations varying from 50 to 200 milligrams per kilogram of body weight to up to 200 mg […]

Chinese Pharmaceutical Industry Competes for Vaccine Market Share

Chinese Pharmaceutical Industry Competes for Vaccine Market Share

China’s National Medical Products Administration has announced that two Chinese pharmaceutical companies, Walvax Biotechnology and Innovax, have been approved to start selling their own version of drugs previously available only through global pharmaceutical giants Pfizer, Merck and GlaxoSmithKline.1 Cecolin, developed by Innovax, will compete in the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) arena against Merck’s Gardasil and […]

Comparing the Health of Children in Japan and America

Comparing the Health of Children in Japan and America

Story Highlights Japanese children are recognized as among the healthiest in the world, while American children compare poorly, despite the U.S. spending more than any other country on health care. Japan’s vaccine policy is non-compulsory, with vaccines considered either “routine” or “voluntary” but never forced. High rates of adverse events following MMR and HPV vaccinations […]