Camp Beds, Plain Bread in Shanghai’s COVID Quarantine

At this COVID-19 quarantine facility in the Chinese city of Shanghai, people lie in rows of camp beds separated by less than an arm’s length… their suitcases and other belongings strewn next to them. The facility showed more than 100 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 cramped on the floor in what looked like […]

Sales of Pfizer COVID-19 Biologic for 2021-2022 May Near $70 Billion

Sales of Pfizer COVID-19 Biologic for 2021-2022 May Near $70 Billion

Based on better than expected sales of its experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 COVID-19 biologic, New York-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer, Inc. last summer revised projected sales of its experimental drug, also known as “Comirnaty,” from $26 billion to $33.5 billion in 2021. Characterizing second-quarter sales of BNT162b2 as “remarkable,” Pfizer’s chief executive officer (CEO) Albert […]

COVID Vaccine Mandates Strongly Opposed in Europe, U.S. as Vaccine Failures Increase

COVID Vaccine Mandates Strongly Opposed in Europe, U.S. as Vaccine Failures Increase

Since coronavirus pandemic lockdowns were implemented by many governments in 2020, people around the world have held largely peaceful protests against unprecedented social distancing restrictions that are devastating global economies and ruining people’s lives.1 2 3 4 Now, faced with being ordered to obey new laws that require them to be injected with COVID-19 vaccines […]

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 […]

The Biggest COVID-19 Vaccine Skeptics? Frontline Health Care Workers

The Biggest COVID-19 Vaccine Skeptics? Frontline Health Care Workers

Opinion | What do frontline health care workers and first responders know about COVID-19 vaccines that politicians and their public health advisers don’t? According to a January analysis by Gallup, 51 percent of health care workers and first responders polled in December 2020 were unconvinced of the merits of getting vaccinated, even if the vaccine “was […]

WHO Issues New Guidance for Determining PCR Test Results

WHO Issues New Guidance for Determining PCR Test Results

There is a scene in the 1982 movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, in which Captain Kirk is asked by Lieutenant Saavik, “The Kobyashi Maru, sir. … On the test, sir, will you tell me what you did? I’d really like to know.” Dr. McCoy interjects: “Lieutenant, you are looking at the only Star […]

WHO Does About-Face on Whether Pregnant Women Should Get Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

WHO Does About-Face on Whether Pregnant Women Should Get Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

In early January 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended against pregnant women receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech experimental mRNA COVID-19 vaccine due to insufficient scientific data for that vulnerable population.1 On Jan. 26, the WHO recommended against pregnant women receiving the Moderna experimental mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, with WHO director of immunization Kate O’Brien being quoted by […]

Major Protests in Berlin and London Opposing Forced Masking and Lockdowns

Major Protests in Berlin and London Opposing Forced Masking and Lockdowns

Responding to big public demonstrations in Berlin and London against forced masking, “social distancing” and lockdown laws that have torn apart the economic and social fabric of European societies, mainstream media outlets described the tens of thousands of people who attended the gatherings as “covid-deniers,”1 2 and “conspiracy theorists and far-right groups.”3 Most of the […]

Biggest Anti-Lockdown Freedom Day Protest Held in Berlin, Germany

Biggest Anti-Lockdown Freedom Day Protest Held in Berlin, Germany

While public health officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) and in other countries argue about whether the new SARS CoV-2 virus is causing a “second wave” of infections in countries that are easing lockdown measures or the world is simply experiencing “one big wave of transmission,” since late July Germany and other European countries […]

Pfizer, BioNTech Get Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine ‘Fast Track’ from FDA

Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Monday announced two of their experimental coronavirus vaccines received Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, meaning the FDA may decide on an approval within six months. If a vaccine candidate gets the green light, the companies said they expect to make up to a […]