Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Suspended After Blood Disorder Reports

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine  Suspended After Blood Disorder Reports

A manufacturing plant in Baltimore, Maryland where two experimental COVID-19 vaccines are manufactured has caused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to delay authorization of the plant’s production lines due to the contamination of 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine.1 Ingredients Used in Two COVID-19 Vaccines “Mixed Up” During Production […]

Dentists, Optometrists, Podiatrists Can Now Administer COVID-19 Vaccines in the U.S.

Dentists, Optometrists, Podiatrists Can Now Administer COVID-19 Vaccines in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that the agency is amending an emergency declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to authorize additional medical professionals to administer experimental COVID-19 vaccines being distributed under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).1 2 This announcement was made after President Biden […]

Pennsylvania Health Care Worker to Be Fired for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

Pennsylvania Health Care Worker to Be Fired for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

Desiree Pelletier, a 26-year old health care worker in Newville, Pennsylvania said that her employer has fired her for refusing to get the experimental COVID-19 vaccine, which is being distributed in the U.S. under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).1 2 Pelletier said that her employer, Hempfield […]

Moderna Expects $18.4 Billion in Sales from Its COVID-19 Vaccine This Year

Moderna Expects $18.4 Billion in Sales from Its COVID-19 Vaccine This Year

Moderna, Inc. expects to generate $18.4 billion from sales of its experimental mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccine being distributed in the U.S. under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) granted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This will be the first time that the U.S. based pharmaceutical company will make a profit since it was established in […]

New York City Waitress Fired for Refusing to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

New York City Waitress Fired for Refusing to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Bonnie Jacobson, a waitress at a restaurant in New York City’s Brooklyn district was fired from her job after she told her supervisor that she was planning to get pregnant and did not want to get the experimental COVID-19 vaccine at the present time.1 COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed in the U.S. under an Emergency […]

Tanzanian Government Skeptical About Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

Tanzanian Government Skeptical About Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

On Feb 2, 2021, Tanzania’s health minister, Dorothy Gwajima, announced that her country has no plans in place to recommend widespread use of COVID-19 vaccines in the African country.1 The announcement came a few days after Tanzania’s President John Magufuli expressed concern about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines developed and manufactured in Western […]

Poll: Half of U.S. Military Families Do Not Want COVID-19 Vaccine

Poll: Half of U.S. Military Families Do Not Want COVID-19 Vaccine

A survey conducted in December 2020 by the Blue Star Families, a non-profit military advocacy organization, found that 53 percent of U.S. military families do not want to get the experimental COVID-19 vaccines being distributed under an  Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).1  The survey included a total […]

Anal Swabs Used to Test for SARS-CoV-2 Virus in China

Anal Swabs Used to Test for SARS-CoV-2 Virus in China

Health authorities in China have begun using anal swabs to test patients for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that can cause  COVID-19.1 While COVID-19 outbreaks continue to increase in China as the Lunar New Year approaches, more than a million residents in Beijing have been administered anal swabs to test for the virus. Although anal swabs have […]

Amazon, Google, Walmart and Starbucks Partnering with Local Governments to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

Amazon, Google, Walmart and Starbucks Partnering with Local Governments to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

Several major U.S. corporations are partnering with local governments and medical providers to help distribute and administer COVID-19 vaccines approved for release by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).1 Some of these corporations include Amazon, Google, Walmart, Starbucks, Honeywell, Microsoft and Costco.2 3 4 Public-Private Partnerships Between Government and […]

Los Angeles Students Will Be Required to Get COVID-19 Vaccine After FDA Approval for Use in Children

Los Angeles Students Will Be Required to Get COVID-19 Vaccine After FDA Approval for Use in Children

Austin Beutner, the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in California said the district would require its students to get a COVID-19 vaccine once it is available for school-aged children.1 Two experimental mRNA COVID-19 vaccines,, Pfizer/BioNTech’s BNT162b2 and Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccines, have been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food […]