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 […]

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 […]

Women Experiencing Enlarged Breast Lymph Nodes After COVID-19 Vaccination

Women Experiencing Enlarged Breast Lymph Nodes After COVID-19 Vaccination

Soon after the United States began rolling out experimental COVID-19 vaccines distributed under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), doctors began seeing an influx of female patients making mammogram appointments after the women experienced enlarged lymph nodes, known as axillary lymphadenopathy, in the armpit area after receiving a dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.1 Laura Esserman, MD, […]

Many Americans Worry About the Safety of COVID Biologics

Many Americans Worry About the Safety of COVID Biologics

A new poll conducted Yahoo! News/YouGov during July 13-15, 2021 found that 37 percent of unvaccinated Americans are more fearful of the three experimental COVID-19 biologics currently available in the United States than they are of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that can cause the disease. The survey of 1,715 adults in the U.S. found that only […]

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 […]

If You’re Vaccinated, You’re Protected… or Not

If You’re Vaccinated, You’re Protected… or Not

“If you’re vaccinated, you’re protected. If you’re unvaccinated, you’re not protected.” These words, or some slight variation of them, are increasingly being used by U.S. government officials to encourage Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19. In a July 4, 2021 interview on ABC’s “This Week,” White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients was asked, “What does […]

More Deaths Reported to VAERS Following COVID-19 Vaccinations Than for Any Other Vaccine

More Deaths Reported to VAERS Following COVID-19 Vaccinations Than for Any Other Vaccine

Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data containing reports of health problems, including deaths, following receipt of federally recommended vaccines that have been filed with the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).1 2 The latest release of VAERS data included descriptions of 438,441 adverse event reports following COVID-19 […]

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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