Washington Mom Dies of Blood Clotting Syndrome 12 Days After J&J COVID Vaccination

Washington Mom Dies of Blood Clotting Syndrome 12 Days After J&J COVID Vaccination

A 37-year-old woman in King County, Washington died unexpectedly on Sept. 7, 2021, just 12 days after receiving Johnson & Johnson/Janssen’s experimental Ad26.COV2.S vaccine for COVID-19. Jessica Berg Wilson, the mother of two young daughters, was vaccinated on Aug. 26 and subsequently developed a blood clotting syndrome, known as “thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome” (TTS), that […]

Two FDA Officials Resign Over White House Booster Shot Decision

Two FDA Officials Resign Over White House Booster Shot Decision

Two senior officials of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have stepped down from the COVID vaccine review team at a critical time in the approval process. While the FDA did not cite a specific reason for the departure of two veteran officials, Endpoints News reports that widespread frustration in the regulatory agency began […]

Hard to Say Whether 1918 or COVID Pandemic is Worse

Hard to Say Whether 1918 or COVID Pandemic is Worse

There have been many articles published by the corporate media recently noting that the number of deaths in the United States surpassed 675,000 on Sept. 20, 2021. The figure is significant in that it represents the estimated number of people who died from the influenza in the country during the 1918 influenza pandemic—the most deadly […]

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 […]

Water Fluoridation Challenged in U.S. Federal Court Case

Water Fluoridation Challenged in U.S. Federal Court Case

A long-standing and polarizing debate over community water fluoridation was brought to the U.S. District Court last year when several organizations including Food & Water Watch, Inc. filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remove fluoride from tap water under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).1 The court case, which began in […]

Kaiser Foundation Pegs Cost of Hospitalization for Unvaccinated People at $5.7 Billion

Kaiser Foundation Pegs Cost of Hospitalization for Unvaccinated People at $5.7 Billion

Opinion | An analysis recently published by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) of San Francisco, California found that hospitalizations for COVID-19 symptoms among unvaccinated adults in the United States during June-August 2021 cost an estimated $5.7 billion, or an average of $20,000 per hospitalization. According to the KFF analysis, reportedly based on data from the […]

Are Hospitals Really Being Overwhelmed With Unvaccinated COVID Patients?

Are Hospitals Really Being Overwhelmed With Unvaccinated COVID Patients?

Opinion | In an article published in The Vaccine Reaction on Aug. 29, 2021 titled “Is it Really a Pandemic of the Unvaccinated?” I wrote about the claim by U.S. health officials that 97 percent of people in the United States who have been hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinated,1 specifically noting that the director of […]

Presidential Executive Order Mandates COVID Vaccine for Federal Employees and Contractors

Presidential Executive Order Mandates COVID Vaccine for Federal Employees and  Contractors

On Sept. 9, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order mandating all employees of the executive branch of the federal government in the United States to be fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus by Nov. 22, 2021. “It’s simple: If you want to work for the federal government, you must be vaccinated, President Biden […]

Universities Face Lawsuits Over Policies That Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine

Universities Face Lawsuits Over Policies That Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine

Michigan State college has to answer in court for its new COVID-19 vaccination mandate that does not exempt individuals who have acquired natural immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 virus after recovering from the infection. The federal class action lawsuit filed by New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) on behalf of a school employee, who was subject to […]

FDA’s Expert Panel Recommends COVID-19 Booster Dose for Seniors and Others, Rejects Booster Dose for Children

FDA’s Expert Panel Recommends COVID-19 Booster Dose for Seniors and Others, Rejects Booster Dose for Children

Despite not convening the Vaccines and Related Biologic Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) last month to vote on effectiveness and safety of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (licensed under the name COMIRNATY), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened the advisory committee on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 to vote on booster doses of the vaccine.1 The […]