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Survey Finds 50 Percent of Americans Will Not Get Influenza Vaccine

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A recent survey, which was conducted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) to better understand the public’s attitudes and beliefs about influenza, COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and pneumococcal disease, found that many adults in the United States are not concerned about these respiratory diseases. As a result, many Americans do not plan […]

Twelve Infants Die During Clinical Trials for FDA-Endorsed RSV Drug

On June 8, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee (AMDAC) voted unanimously (21-0) in favor of AstraZeneca and Sanofi’s new nirsevimab (Beyfortus) monoclonal antibody drug believed to provide protection for infants from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease and other lower respiratory tract infections during their first year of life.1 […]

Guillain-Barré Syndrome Linked to the RSV Vaccine

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The potential risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) developing after receipt of Pfizer’s respiratory experimental syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine have prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to request that Pfizer conduct a post-marketing safety study if the vaccine is approved for use in the United States this spring.1 The RSV vaccine manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline […]

Doctors Link Shortage of Children’s Medications to Spike in Respiratory Infections

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In the last few months, parents and caregivers of children have struggled to find over-the-counter and prescription medications used to treat common childhood illnesses like influenza, ear infections and sore throats for their sick children.1 2 The four medications reportedly in short supply are Amoxicillin (an antibiotic), Tamiflu (an antiviral), Albuterol (a bronchodilator) and children’s Tylenol […]

RSV Cases Could Be a Long-Term Consequence of COVID Vaccination

RSV Cases Could Be a Long-Term Consequence of COVID Vaccination

Many people believe that immunities have been suppressed, that people’s immune systems have been suppressed because of the [COVID-19] vaccine. Do you think that that is contributing to the situation with RSV? I do, and a lot of doctors believe in the concept of immunity death, that is when you’re virus naive a long period […]

Pfizer’s New RSV Vaccine for Pregnant Women on Fast Track

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Amongst frantic media coverage of increases in cases of (RSV) among children, Pfizer has announced the development of an experimental bivalent RSV vaccine for pregnant mothers in an attempt to protect newborns from being infected with the virus. The pharmaceutical giant plans to submit the results of their RSV vaccine clinical trials to the U.S. […]

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