New York Times Deputy Editor Dies of Heart Attack Day After Getting Moderna COVID Shot

New York Times Deputy Editor Dies of Heart Attack Day After Getting Moderna COVID Shot

The deputy Asia editor for The New York Times, Carlos Tejada, died in a hospital in Seoul, South Korea on Dec. 17, 2021, the day after reportedly getting a booster shot of Moderna/NIAID’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) mRNA-1273 (also known as “Spikevax”) biologic.1 2 3 4 According to his wife, 49-year-old Tejada died of a […]

Young Man in New Zealand Dies of Myocarditis 12 Days After Getting Pfizer COVID Biologic

Young Man in New Zealand Dies of Myocarditis 12 Days After Getting Pfizer COVID Biologic

A 26-year-old man in Dunedin, New Zealand died on Nov. 17, 2021 unexpectedly, 12 days after getting the first dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 (also known as “Comirnaty”) biologic for COVID-19. Rory James Nairn was vaccinated on Nov. 5 and reportedly began to feel heart palpations or “flutters” a few hours after […]

Pfizer Says Fourth COVID Shot May Be Needed, Fauci Talks About Annual Shots

Pfizer Says Fourth COVID Shot May Be Needed, Fauci Talks About Annual Shots

In an interview with CNBC on Dec. 8, 2021, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said that he expects sooner rather than later all Americans will have to get a fourth dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 biologic for COVID-19 to try to protect against the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing mostly mild COVID disease. […]

Renewable Travel Pass May Signal Annual Booster Shots for European Union

Renewable Travel Pass May Signal Annual Booster Shots for European Union

As part of an effort to reopen their borders and encourage travelers from outside of Europe, the 27 member states of the European Union (E.U.) began issuing an “E.U. Digital COVID Certificate” (EUDCC) on July 1, 2021 to people who have receive COVID vaccinations to allow freedom of movement within the region. The travel scheme, […]

Moderna, Novavax Developing Combined Single-Dose COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccine

Moderna, Novavax Developing Combined Single-Dose COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccine

American pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Moderna, Inc., which partnered with the U.S. National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to develop an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine being distributed in the United States under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) announced that it is developing a combined single-dose booster vaccine for COVID-19 and seasonal influenza.1 In a […]

More Than 100 People in Ontario Hospitalized With Heart Problems After COVID Vaccination

More Than 100 People in Ontario Hospitalized With Heart Problems After COVID Vaccination

Public Health Ontario (PHO) in Canada recently released report, Myocarditis and Pericarditis Following Vaccination with COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines in Ontario: December 13, 2020 to August 7, 2021, which found that the majority of COVID-19 vaccine recipients who went to the hospital for heart inflammation after the novel vaccine were young people.1 Adolescents and young adults […]

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 […]

Boy in Singapore Compensated for Heart Attack Linked to Pfizer’s COVID Biologic

Boy in Singapore Compensated for Heart Attack Linked to Pfizer’s COVID Biologic

Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Aug. 16, 2021 that it had awarded S$225,000 (just over $165,000) to the family of a 16-year-old boy in Singapore who suffered a heart attack six days after receiving the first dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 biologic (also known as BNT162b2 or “Comirnaty” vaccine) on […]

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 […]

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