Pfizer Plan for COVID Booster Shot Raises Safety Concerns

Pfizer Plan for COVID Booster Shot Raises Safety Concerns

Opinion | On July 8, 2021, Pfizer, Inc. announced it was developing a booster dose for its experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 biologic for COVID-19. It said that it had observed waning immunity among people who received the standard two-dose regimen of the product. The company said it planned to begin clinical studies of the […]

13-Year-Old Boy in Michigan Dies Three Days After Getting COVID-19 Shot

13-Year-Old Boy in Michigan Dies Three Days After Getting COVID-19 Shot

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating the death of 13-year-old Jacob Clynick in Saginaw, Michigan on June 17, 2021, three days after receiving the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service (MDHHS), “The investigation as to whether there is a correlation […]

Pfizer, Moderna COVID Shots Likely Linked to Inflammatory Heart Conditions Says CDC Advisory Committee

Pfizer, Moderna COVID Shots Likely Linked to Inflammatory Heart Conditions Says CDC Advisory Committee

On June 23, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) determined that there is a “likely association” between reported cases of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart) following vaccination with experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) biologics for COVID-19 […]

Former FDA Chief Stephen Hahn Joins Venture Capital Firm Behind Moderna COVID Vaccine

Former FDA Chief Stephen Hahn Joins Venture Capital Firm Behind Moderna COVID Vaccine

Stephen Hahn, MD, who served as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from Dec. 17, 2019 through Jan. 20, 2021, has been hired by Flagship Pioneering Co.—the venture capital firm that launched biotechnology Moderna, Inc., maker of the experimental mRNA-1273 COVID-19 biologic currently being distributed in the United States under an emergency […]

Italy Suspends AstraZeneca’s COVID Vaccine After Teen’s Brain Hemorrhage Death

Italy Suspends AstraZeneca’s COVID Vaccine After Teen’s Brain Hemorrhage Death

The government of Italy has suspended AstraZeneca/Oxford University’s experimental AZD1222 COVID-19 vaccine for people under 60 years of age in that country. The decision, announced on June 11, 2021, follows the recent death of 18-year-old Camilla Canepa, who died of a cerebral  due to a blood clot 16 days after receiving the first dose of […]

Probable Link Found Between Pfizer’s COVID Shot and Heart Inflammation

Probable Link Found Between Pfizer’s COVID Shot and Heart Inflammation

On June 2, 2021, the Israeli Ministry of Health announced that it believes there is a “probable link” between Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 biologic for COVID-19 and dozens of cases of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) in Israel—mostly in males between 16-30 years of age. According to an epidemiological study undertaken by a […]

CDC Investigating Cases of Heart Inflammation After COVID-19 Vaccination

CDC Investigating Cases of Heart Inflammation After COVID-19 Vaccination

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has begun an investigation into reports of myocarditis (heart inflammation) in people between 16 and 45 years of age after receiving either the genetically engineered experimental messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 biologics for COVID-19 developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious […]

Pfizer Poised to Dominate U.S Market for COVID-19 Biologics

Pfizer Poised to Dominate U.S Market for COVID-19 Biologics

Last week was a bad one for COVID-19 biologics produced by Moderna, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, Inc. (J&J). News reports began filtering out about new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which were published on Apr. 5, 2021 in the journal JAMA and revealed that people who receive Moderna’s […]

Physical Therapist Dies Two Days After Getting COVID-19 Shot in Indiana

Physical Therapist Dies Two Days After Getting COVID-19 Shot in Indiana

A healthy 28-year-old woman in Indiana died unexpectedly at her home on Jan. 21, 2021 two days after receiving an experimental mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) biologic for COVID-19. The deceased, Haley Link Brinkmeyer, PhD worked as a physical therapist at the North River Health Campus senior living community in Evansville.1 2 3 “My 28 year […]

Michigan Journalist Dies Day After Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

Michigan Journalist Dies Day After Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

Former Detroit, Michigan television news anchor and producer Karen Hudson Samuels, 68, was found dead in her home on Feb. 9, 2021 by her husband Clifford Samuels, just one day after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. “We suspect it may have just been a stroke but because of the normal side effects of the vaccine, it […]

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