Efficacy of Pfizer’s COVID Biologic Estimated at 33 Percent

Efficacy of Pfizer’s COVID Biologic Estimated at 33 Percent

A recent study soon to be published in the Journal of Medical Biochemistry found that Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 biologic for COVID-19 significantly loses its efficacy within six months of the second shot. Researchers from the University of Verona in Italy and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio looked at 787 health […]

State and Local Governments and Companies Offer Incentives to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

State and Local Governments and Companies Offer Incentives to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

Story Highlights As the demand for COVID-19 vaccines slows across the country, governments and businesses are offering a wide range of incentives to try to boost vaccination rates. In addition to a variety of cash lotteries, some of the offerings include air travel, college scholarships, state park passes, fishing or hunting licenses and complimentary food […]

Demand for COVID-19 Vaccines Declines As Eligibility Expands

Demand for COVID-19 Vaccines Declines As Eligibility Expands

As eligibility for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) COVID-19 vaccines expands to people 16 years and older, many counties in the United States are starting to experience a decline in demand for the vaccines.1 Carlos Del Rio, MD, professor at the Emory University School of Medicine said, “I worry that we’re rapidly transitioning our country from […]

Severe Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccine Close Schools in Michigan, Ohio and New York

Severe Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccine Close Schools in Michigan, Ohio and New York

Schools in three states, Michigan, Ohio and New York were forced to close for a day last month after school staff could not work due to severe side effects from COVID-19 vaccinations. Schools in Alma and Ithaca, Michigan were closed on Feb. 16, 2021 because the majority of the teachers had experienced side effects after […]

A Glimpse of the World Before Vaccines

A Glimpse of the World Before Vaccines

A common historical theme has emerged in many recent articles about this year’s measles outbreak in the United States. It is perhaps best exemplified by the headline in an opinion piece in National Geographic magazine: “The world before vaccines is a world we can’t afford to forget.” The theme is meant to emphasize the importance […]