Getting a Flu Shot and COVID Bivalent Booster Together

Getting a Flu Shot and COVID Bivalent Booster Together

Despite President Biden’s recent admission that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, the White House is making another big push to encourage Americans to get yet another COVID booster shot. This time, the Biden administration is marketing the COVID Bivalent versions of messenger RNA (mRNA) Comirnaty and Spikevax biologics developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/NIAID respectively.1 2 […]

Safety and Effectiveness of New COVID Bivalent Boosters Based on a Study of Eight Mice?

Safety and Effectiveness of New COVID Bivalent Boosters Based on a Study of Eight Mice?

With no safety and efficacy evidence from human clinical trials, on Aug. 31, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for Pfizer/BioNTech’s Comirnaty and Moderna/NIAID’s Spikevax messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 biologics to distribute “bivalent formulations” (two-in-one) of the shots to use as a “single booster dose.”1 2 The […]

Supreme Court Overturns Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Companies, Reinstates Mandate for 10 Million Health Care Workers

Supreme Court Overturns Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Companies, Reinstates Mandate for 10 Million Health Care Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court decided two matters involving vaccine mandates by the Biden administration. The oral arguments, which were heard back-to-back, addressed whether the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had the authority to enforce a federal mandate ordering private companies and organizations with 100 or more employees to compel their employees to get a […]

“Fully Vaccinated” Doesn’t Mean What It Used to Mean

“Fully Vaccinated” Doesn’t Mean What It Used to Mean

On Dec. 8, 2021, the White House’s chief medical advisor, Anthony Fauci, MD, suggested he believed it was likely the U.S. government would change the definition of what it meant to be “fully vaccinated” to include booster shots, as well as the original two-shot regimen of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/NIAID COVID-19 biologics or one shot […]

The Growing Specter of Compulsory Vaccination

The Growing Specter of Compulsory Vaccination

The pace of discrimination against people who have opted not to get a COVID-19 vaccine is increasing around the world as the ominous specter of compulsory vaccination grows. On Nov. 19, 2021, the Chancellor of Austria, Alexander Schallenberg, announced at a press conference that, beginning on Feb. 1, 2022, COVID vaccinations will be compulsory for […]

Renewable Travel Pass May Signal Annual Booster Shots for European Union

Renewable Travel Pass May Signal Annual Booster Shots for European Union

As part of an effort to reopen their borders and encourage travelers from outside of Europe, the 27 member states of the European Union (E.U.) began issuing an “E.U. Digital COVID Certificate” (EUDCC) on July 1, 2021 to people who have receive COVID vaccinations to allow freedom of movement within the region. The travel scheme, […]

The Ever Changing Narrative About COVID Vaccine Efficacy

If you’re vaccinated, you’re not going to be hospitalized, you’re not going to be in an ICU unit and you’re not going to die. If you’re fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask. Let me repeat… If you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask. If you’re vaccinated, […]

FDA, CDC Green Light Pfizer’s Experimental COVID Biologic for Children 5 to 11 Years Old

FDA, CDC Green Light Pfizer’s Experimental COVID Biologic for Children 5 to 11 Years Old

One Oct 29, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 biologic BNT162b2 for children five to 11 years old. The FDA’s decision, which is based on a clinical trial earlier this year involving 2,268 kindergartners and elementary school-aged kids and an […]

Booster Shot for COVID May Eventually Be Required to Qualify as “Fully Vaccinated”

Booster Shot for COVID May Eventually Be Required to Qualify as “Fully Vaccinated”

As the COVID-19 booster vaccines are being rolled out for certain groups, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the agency is considering changing the definition of “fully vaccinated” in the near future.1 “We have not yet changed the definition of ‘fully vaccinated.’ We will continue to look at this. We […]

The “Natural Immunity Is Real Act” Introduced in Congress

The “Natural Immunity Is Real Act” Introduced in Congress

In an effort to get the U.S. government to recognize the value of natural immunity in providing effective protection against COVID-19, U.S. Representative Diana Harshbarger of Tennessee introduced the Natural Immunity Is Real Act in the House of Representatives on Oct. 18, 2021. The bill, H.R. 5590, requires U.S. federal agencies to take into account […]

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