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 […]

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 […]

The COVID Shots. Are They Really Saving Us?

The COVID Shots. Are They Really Saving Us?

The number of people in the United States, who are testing positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus or are being counted as coronavirus cases, as well as hospitalizations and deaths attributed to COVID-19 symptoms, has been steadily declining since the end of April 2021. According to a CNBS analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University, as of […]

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 […]

NIH Begins Testing Mixed COVID-19 Vaccine Schedules

NIH Begins Testing Mixed COVID-19 Vaccine Schedules

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that it has begun an early stage Phase 1/2 clinical trial to examining what happens when an adult who is fully vaccinated with one type of COVID-19 vaccine, is given a different booster vaccine from another manufacturer three to four months later.1 Currently, there are three […]