Payout for Deaths Linked to COVID Shots Approved in Japan

Payout for Deaths Linked to COVID Shots Approved in Japan

On Jan. 12, 2023, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) approved lump sum monetary payments to the families of five people in the country who died after getting COVID shots. Each payment is valued at ¥44.2 million ($345,677), and there is also a ¥212,000 ($1,658) contribution for funeral expenses.1 2 3 The five […]

More Than 200 Million Doses of COVID Shots Dumped Due to Diminishing Demand

More Than 200 Million Doses of COVID Shots Dumped Due to Diminishing Demand

Nearly two years after the introduction of COVID-19 biologics around the world, the pharmaceutical industry is facing a waning demand for these products. Scott Rosenstein, a New York-based health care adviser to Eurasia Group said: Supply is exceeding demand in much of the world, even with many countries rolling out booster shots. Once the perception set […]

Health Care System Mandates Covid Shot, Withdraws Religious and Medical Exemptions

Health Care System Mandates Covid Shot, Withdraws Religious and Medical Exemptions

Froedtert Health, a health care system headquartered in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, is withdrawing religious and medical exemptions held by employees who had originally refused to get the messenger RNA (mRNA) Covid-19 shots. The company informed its employees that they must now get vaccinated with the recently approved Novavax’s Covid vaccine NVX-CoV2373 (also known as “Nuvaxovid” and […]

German Report Reveals 1 in 25 Insured Individuals Treated for COVID Shot Reactions

German Report Reveals 1 in 25 Insured Individuals Treated for COVID Shot Reactions

Techniker Krankenkasse, Germany’s largest health insurance company, reported that 437,593 of 11 million (1 in 25) insured individuals in 2021 had to undergo medical treatment as a result of adverse reactions from COVID-19 shots.1 COVID shots currently approved for use in Germany include Novavax’s Nuvaxovid, Moderna’s Spikevax, Pfizer/BioNTech’s Comirnaty, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen’s Ad26.COV2.S, AstraZeneca/Oxford University’s […]

Japanese Government Pays Family for Death Tied to COVID Shot

Japanese Government Pays Family for Death Tied to COVID Shot

On July 25, 2022, a committee of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced that it would provide a lump-sum death benefit of ¥44.2 million ($324,000), plus an additional ¥212,000 for funeral expenses, to the family of an elderly woman who died shortly after receiving a COVID-19 shot. The committee determined there was a […]

Nuvaxovid Offered as Alternative to mRNA Shots

Nuvaxovid Offered as Alternative to mRNA Shots

For a virus (SARS-CoV-2) that many scientists and public health officials have maintained originated in a bat and accidently crossed over into humans, leading to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is odd that there does not appear to be much concern about producing vaccines that use genetic material from animals. You would think that this would […]

How the Novavax Coronavirus Vaccine Uses Moth Cells

As companies like Moderna and Pfizer race to use cutting-edge mRNA technology to deliver the first set of coronavirus vaccines, Novavax took a different approach. The Maryland biotechnology company used insect cells to produce the coronavirus’s unique spiked protein, which can then be introduced to patients to prime their immune systems. This process is known […]

FDA Grants EUA for Novavax’s COVID Vaccine

FDA Grants EUA for Novavax’s COVID Vaccine

Opinion | On July 13, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Novavax to distribute its experimental two-dose NVX-CoV2373 (also known as “Nuvaxovid” and “Covovax”) COVID-19 vaccine for use by adults. The decision was expected, given the favorable recommendation by the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory […]

FDA Panel Recommends EUA for Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

FDA Panel Recommends EUA for Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

Despite concerns about the risk of developing myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart) following vaccination with Novavax’s experimental NVX-CoV2373 (also known as “Nuvaxovid” and “Covovax”) COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) voted on June 6, […]

FDA Flags Risk of Myocarditis in Novavax COVID Vaccine

Novavax, one of the worst performers on Wall Street, and that is after an FDA warning on its COVID vaccine. Year to date, down 68 percent. Of course, that coming as a result of the FDA out with their analysis from Novavax’s data that they submitted for the emergency use filing for the meeting coming […]