ACLU on Preserving Personal Liberties During Disease Epidemics

ACLU on Preserving Personal Liberties During Disease Epidemics

American history contains vivid reminders that grafting the values of law enforcement and national security onto public health is both ineffective and dangerous. Too often, fears aroused by disease and epidemics have justified abuses of state power. Highly discriminatory and forcible vaccination and quarantine measures adopted in response to outbreaks of the plague and smallpox […]

Sweden’s No-Lockdown Approach to Coronavirus

Sweden [is] bucking the European trend in its response to the coronavirus pandemic by remaining open for business. In this street in Stockholm there’s not much evidence of social distancing. And the shops are open, even though the official advice is to stay at home and work there. Primary schools are open as well, with […]

Flu Vaccines Failing Seniors

Flu Vaccines Failing Seniors

Opinion | Ever since the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began recommending that all Americans six months of age and older get an annual flu shot, it’s been touted as the best method of preventing influenza. While it’s true that influenza is a highly infectious airborne disease, controversy exists over the use […]

Gallup Poll Shows Fewer Americans Trust Vaccines

Gallup Poll Shows Fewer Americans Trust Vaccines

Story Highlights A Gallup poll in December of 2019 revealed that fewer people in the U.S. feel that vaccines are very important compared to a 2001 Gallup poll, a trend that was first noted in 2015. The poll also found there is an increased perception of both advantages and disadvantages of vaccines compared to 2001, […]

A Vaccine for Coronavirus by Autumn?

A Vaccine for Coronavirus by Autumn?

There appears to be a consensus opinion among leading public health authorities that a coronavirus vaccine for COVID-19 would take at least 12-18 months to develop, test and be ready for market distribution. The projection assumes that an aggressive development schedule would produce a licensed vaccine proven safe and effective for use in humans no […]

How Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg Sees the Current Corona Pandemic

I would like to say something about the coronavirus epidemic that we allegedly are having right now. First, I thought this hype was going to end, but it has increased so much that we finally have to start taking a closer look. I worked as a doctor and directed a health department. I had my […]

Unprecedented Response to COVID-19 by Governments Prohibits Physical Contact and Cripples World Economy

Unprecedented Response to COVID-19 by Governments Prohibits Physical Contact and Cripples World Economy

After officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Mar. 11, 2020 that outbreaks of a mutated coronavirus (COVID-19)1 2 had become a global pandemic and urged countries to take strong action to stop its spread,3 4 the governments of countries representing one-third of the world’s population5 closed borders, restricted or halted travel between […]

Smallpox Infection Via Tattoo

Smallpox Infection Via Tattoo

Story Highlights A soldier was vaccinated for smallpox and developed a local and systemic vaccine virus smallpox infection after tattooing over his injection site. Despite global eradication of wild-type smallpox, fears over its potential use as a biological weapon have prompted vaccination of military personnel and first responders. Similar processes for administration of the smallpox […]

COVID-19 Related Drug Shortage in U.S. Because China Supplies Most Ingredients

COVID-19 Related Drug Shortage in U.S. Because China Supplies Most Ingredients

Story Highlights The FDA has reported its first drug shortage as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in China. Many drug ingredients and finished drug products used in the U.S are sourced and manufactured in China. The possibility of potential drug shortages highlights the issue of how the U.S. is heavily reliant on China for […]

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