Kaiser Foundation Pegs Cost of Hospitalization for Unvaccinated People at $5.7 Billion

Kaiser Foundation Pegs Cost of Hospitalization for Unvaccinated People at $5.7 Billion

Opinion | An analysis recently published by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) of San Francisco, California found that hospitalizations for COVID-19 symptoms among unvaccinated adults in the United States during June-August 2021 cost an estimated $5.7 billion, or an average of $20,000 per hospitalization. According to the KFF analysis, reportedly based on data from the […]

Are Hospitals Really Being Overwhelmed With Unvaccinated COVID Patients?

Are Hospitals Really Being Overwhelmed With Unvaccinated COVID Patients?

Opinion | In an article published in The Vaccine Reaction on Aug. 29, 2021 titled “Is it Really a Pandemic of the Unvaccinated?” I wrote about the claim by U.S. health officials that 97 percent of people in the United States who have been hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinated,1 specifically noting that the director of […]

Vaccinated Americans Count Their Blessings Despite Getting COVID

Vaccinated Americans Count Their Blessings Despite Getting COVID

On Aug. 2, 2021, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina became the first fully vaccinated (for COVID-19) U.S. Senator to disclose he had tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Sen. Graham said he had begun to experience “flu-like symptoms” two days earlier and eventually decided go to the doctor and get tested.1 Despite becoming another […]

Guillain-Barré Syndrome Warning Added to AstraZeneca’s Vaxzevria COVID

Guillain-Barré Syndrome Warning Added to AstraZeneca’s Vaxzevria COVID

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 […]

COVID Vaccines No Longer Able to “Prevent Transmission” of SARS-CoV-2

COVID Vaccines No Longer Able to “Prevent Transmission” of SARS-CoV-2

In an interview with Wolf Blitzer of CNN on Aug. 5, 2021, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walensky, MD, said that, while she believed the COVID vaccines “work well” with the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus “with regard to severe illness and death,” they are no […]

More Breakthrough Cases of COVID Ending in Hospitalization or Death

More Breakthrough Cases of COVID Ending in Hospitalization or Death

“Breakthrough cases” of people fully vaccinated for COVID-19 being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus continue to increase throughout the United States. In recent weeks, there have been reports of breakthrough cases “rising” or “accelerating” or “spiking” in numerous states. Even though these breakthrough cases are reportedly “rare,” given that 176 million Americans have been “fully” […]

Israeli Study Finds Natural Immunity to Coronavirus Far Superior to Vaccine-Induced Immunity

Israeli Study Finds Natural Immunity to Coronavirus Far Superior to Vaccine-Induced Immunity

A new retrospective observational study conducted by researchers at Tel Aviv University and Maccabi Healthcare in Israel found that unvaccinated individuals who developed an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus were considerably more protected against the Delta variant of the virus than those who had received two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) biologic […]

FDA Approves BioNTech’s Comirnaty. Pfizer COVID Shot Remains Experimental.

FDA Approves BioNTech’s Comirnaty. Pfizer COVID Shot Remains Experimental.

On Aug. 23, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to a Biologics License Application (BLA) submitted by BioNTech Manufacturing GmbH of Mainz, Germany on May 18, 2021 for a biologic drug called COVID Vaccine, mRNA. The FDA gave permission to BioNTech to label the product “Comirnaty” and market it in […]

Is it Really a Pandemic of the Unvaccinated?

Is it Really a Pandemic of the Unvaccinated?

One of the main rationales for why some U.S. health officials are referring to COVID-19 as a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” is the claim that 97 percent of Americans who have been hospitalized  with symptoms of the illness are unvaccinated. During a White House press briefing on July 16, 2021, the director of the U.S […]

Canada Adds Bell’s Palsy Warning to Pfizer COVID Shot

Canada Adds Bell’s Palsy Warning to Pfizer COVID Shot

Health Canada, the Canadian government’s department responsible for national health policy, earlier this month updated the product information label for Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) biologic (also known as BNT162b2 or “Comirnaty” vaccine) to reflect reported cases of Bell’s palsy—an immune mediated neurological disorder characterized by temporary muscle weakness or paralysis on one side of […]

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