Counting COVID Deaths

As hindsight comes into clearer focus, we’re learning a lot about mistaken advice and policies amid the COIVD-19 pandemic. One still murky and disputed area involves the death toll—now upwards of 640,000 in the U.S., according to CDC. Some insist the true count is much higher, others claim it’s lower. Today we begin with the […]

Two Studies: COVID-19 Vaccines Trigger Autoimmune Graves’ Disease in Some Female Health Care Workers

Two Studies: COVID-19 Vaccines Trigger Autoimmune Graves’ Disease in Some Female Health Care Workers

A recent published medical report out of Mexico details two cases of healthy, female health care workers who got COVID-19 vaccines and, three days later, developed “thyroid hyperactivity, suppressed thyroid-stimulating hormone, and elevated antithyroid antibodies.” They were both diagnosed with vaccine-induced Graves’ disease. According to the authors who wrote up the cases, “autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced […]

CENSORED: National Vaccine Information Center

CENSORED: National Vaccine Information Center

A highly-rated nonprofit vaccine safety charity has been censored by Facebook on behalf of pharmaceutical industry interests in a purge of vaccine safety information. The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) had maintained a Facebook page since 2008. The organization was started 39-years ago. Co-founder and president is Barbara Loe Fisher. Fisher became a vaccine safety advocate after her […]

Research Ethics | Full Measure

We begin with questions about ethics concerning medical research on humans. The effort to find a coronavirus vaccine has already moved to fast-track trials and people by necessity, but other human research in recent years, some conducted by federal researchers and prominent hospitals and universities, were found to have violated strict rules governing studies on […]

Fluzone Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine Approved by FDA for Elderly

Fluzone Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine Approved by FDA for Elderly

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental Biologics License Application (BLA) for the Fluzone high-dose quadrivalent influenza vaccine for use by adults 65 years of age and older. Fluzone is manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. of France.1 2 The Fluzone high-dose influenza vaccine was approved by the FDA in 2009 as […]

The Pill Pitch

The Pill Pitch

Prescription drugs help many people and even save lives. But use of prescription drugs as prescribed is also a leading cause of death in the U.S. Are some pharmaceutical companies skirting TV ad rules so that they don’t have to disclose side effects of some vaccines and other prescription medicine? Some critics say “yes.” And […]