Moderna, Novavax Developing Combined Single-Dose COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccine

Moderna, Novavax Developing Combined Single-Dose COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccine

American pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Moderna, Inc., which partnered with the U.S. National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to develop an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine being distributed in the United States under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) announced that it is developing a combined single-dose booster vaccine for COVID-19 and seasonal influenza.1 In a […]

Universities Face Lawsuits Over Policies That Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine

Universities Face Lawsuits Over Policies That Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine

Michigan State college has to answer in court for its new COVID-19 vaccination mandate that does not exempt individuals who have acquired natural immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 virus after recovering from the infection. The federal class action lawsuit filed by New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) on behalf of a school employee, who was subject to […]

FDA’s Expert Panel Recommends COVID-19 Booster Dose for Seniors and Others, Rejects Booster Dose for Children

FDA’s Expert Panel Recommends COVID-19 Booster Dose for Seniors and Others, Rejects Booster Dose for Children

Despite not convening the Vaccines and Related Biologic Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) last month to vote on effectiveness and safety of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (licensed under the name COMIRNATY), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened the advisory committee on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 to vote on booster doses of the vaccine.1 The […]

Vaccinated Americans Count Their Blessings Despite Getting COVID

Vaccinated Americans Count Their Blessings Despite Getting COVID

On Aug. 2, 2021, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina became the first fully vaccinated (for COVID-19) U.S. Senator to disclose he had tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Sen. Graham said he had begun to experience “flu-like symptoms” two days earlier and eventually decided go to the doctor and get tested.1 Despite becoming another […]

COVID Vaccines No Longer Able to “Prevent Transmission” of SARS-CoV-2

COVID Vaccines No Longer Able to “Prevent Transmission” of SARS-CoV-2

In an interview with Wolf Blitzer of CNN on Aug. 5, 2021, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walensky, MD, said that, while she believed the COVID vaccines “work well” with the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus “with regard to severe illness and death,” they are no […]

More Breakthrough Cases of COVID Ending in Hospitalization or Death

More Breakthrough Cases of COVID Ending in Hospitalization or Death

“Breakthrough cases” of people fully vaccinated for COVID-19 being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus continue to increase throughout the United States. In recent weeks, there have been reports of breakthrough cases “rising” or “accelerating” or “spiking” in numerous states. Even though these breakthrough cases are reportedly “rare,” given that 176 million Americans have been “fully” […]

Israeli Study Finds Natural Immunity to Coronavirus Far Superior to Vaccine-Induced Immunity

Israeli Study Finds Natural Immunity to Coronavirus Far Superior to Vaccine-Induced Immunity

A new retrospective observational study conducted by researchers at Tel Aviv University and Maccabi Healthcare in Israel found that unvaccinated individuals who developed an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus were considerably more protected against the Delta variant of the virus than those who had received two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) biologic […]

Naval Commander Warns that Military Vaccine Mandate Poses Threat to National Security

Naval Commander Warns that Military Vaccine Mandate Poses Threat to National Security

A U.S. Naval Commander is warning that the Pentagon’s orders to mandate the COVID-19 vaccination for all service members could be a threat to national security due to unknown effects of vaccine complications.1 Naval Officer J.H. Furman said that further study is needed before requiring the entire military force, which is comprised of an estimated […]

Texas Gov. Abbott Joins Growing Club of Coronavirus “Breakthrough Cases”

Texas Gov. Abbott Joins Growing Club of Coronavirus “Breakthrough Cases”

Opinion | It is interesting to observe the mainstream media’s reporting of the recent news that Governor Greg Abbott of Texas has tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. For example, the headline of an article by CNBC reads, “Texas Gov. Abbott, who banned mask and vaccine mandates, tests positive for Covid.” Another headline by Yahoo! News reads, “Texas […]

Pfizer Raises Sales Forecast for COVID-19 Biologic to $33.5 Billion in 2021

Pfizer Raises Sales Forecast for COVID-19 Biologic to $33.5 Billion in 2021

Pfizer, Inc. reported that the company sold $7.8 billion worth of their COVID-19 biologic BNT162b2 in the second quarter of this year raising the company’s 2021 sales forecast for the two-dose vaccine to $33.5 billion from the previously estimated $26 billion.1 The $7.8 billion from direct sales of the shot is split with its German […]

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