Americans Debate Vaccine Passports

The question of vaccine passports is a conversation that has been going on around the world, Canada too, but it’s become politically divisive in the United States. Why is that? Well, it hits that intersection of privacy, freedom and the role of government in Americans’ day to day life—something that many Americans feel very strongly […]

Disease Is the Newest Excuse for Segregation

Disease Is the Newest Excuse for Segregation

Opinion | Walking through several airports to catch planes this week, I stepped on hundreds of stickers with the exhortation “Keep a Safe Distance. Stay 6 Feet Apart.” It’s just a silly sticker at this point, an embarrassing relic of the great 2020 disease panic during which our usual sensibility that people have inherent dignity […]

States Lining Up Against “Vaccine Immunity Passports”

States Lining Up Against “Vaccine Immunity Passports”

Governors of several states in the U.S. have issued executive orders banning state agencies and corporations doing business in the state from requiring residents to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination via a vaccine immunity passport in order to obtain public services or enter public venues. Florida and Texas Governors Sign Executive Orders Banning Vaccine Passports […]

Michigan Journalist Dies Day After Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

Michigan Journalist Dies Day After Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

Former Detroit, Michigan television news anchor and producer Karen Hudson Samuels, 68, was found dead in her home on Feb. 9, 2021 by her husband Clifford Samuels, just one day after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. “We suspect it may have just been a stroke but because of the normal side effects of the vaccine, it […]

Former CDC Director Believes Coronavirus Was Made in a Lab

Former CDC Director Believes Coronavirus Was Made in a Lab

If you ask the average person about how they think the SARS-CoV-2 virus came about, chances are they will say something like: “It started with an infected bat in a wet market in Wuhan, China and somehow managed to get into humans.” That is the theory that consistently has been promoted by many scientists and public health officials since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a COVID-19 pandemic.

After Blood Clot Reports, Some Countries Stop Using the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

After Blood Clot Reports, Some Countries Stop Using the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) held an emergency meeting on Mar. 18, 2021 after many European countries suspended use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca experimental COVID-19 vaccine due to reports of severe side effects including blood clots, low platelet counts and death.1 The EMA conducted a preliminary investigation into potential serious side effects and pronounced the vaccine […]

Dentists, Optometrists, Podiatrists Can Now Administer COVID-19 Vaccines in the U.S.

Dentists, Optometrists, Podiatrists Can Now Administer COVID-19 Vaccines in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that the agency is amending an emergency declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to authorize additional medical professionals to administer experimental COVID-19 vaccines being distributed under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).1 2 This announcement was made after President Biden […]

Brussels Police on Horseback Stampede Through Young Crowd Defying Social Distancing Rules

Brussels Police on Horseback Stampede Through Young Crowd Defying Social Distancing Rules

On Apr. 1, 2021, European news outlets reported that police on horseback in Brussels, Belgium stampeded through a crowd of young people gathering in the urban park Bois de la Cambre on a warm spring day in violation of the government’s strict social distancing rules. An estimated 2,000 to 5,000 people showed up to attend […]

Government in Israel Sharing Personal Information on Unvaccinated People

Government in Israel Sharing Personal Information on Unvaccinated People

A new law in Israel will allow the government to share a list of names of those who did not get the COVID-19 vaccine, along with other personal identifying information. The list, which will include the names, phone numbers, ID card numbers and addresses of the unvaccinated, can be shared with local government officials, including […]

Can Vaccine Passports Kickstart the Economy?

Vaccine passports are coming. Someday soon, you may need to prove your COVID status to go to the pub, travel abroad or even go to work. Governments hope these passes can be key to kickstarting the economy and restoring basic freedoms. But could this come at a cost to individuals? The weekend is underway in […]

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