Top FDA Vaccine Officials Resign Over Fast-Tracked Booster Shot Approval by CDC and White House

Two of the FDA’s senior vaccine officials are stepping down. The news comes as boosters and children’s shots are being weighed by the department. In a letter sent to staff and obtained by BioPharma Dive, the agency’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research announced the departure of Marion Gruber and Phil Krause, two of the […]

Is it Really a Pandemic of the Unvaccinated?

Is it Really a Pandemic of the Unvaccinated?

One of the main rationales for why some U.S. health officials are referring to COVID-19 as a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” is the claim that 97 percent of Americans who have been hospitalized  with symptoms of the illness are unvaccinated. During a White House press briefing on July 16, 2021, the director of the U.S […]

If You’re Vaccinated, You’re Protected… or Not

If You’re Vaccinated, You’re Protected… or Not

“If you’re vaccinated, you’re protected. If you’re unvaccinated, you’re not protected.” These words, or some slight variation of them, are increasingly being used by U.S. government officials to encourage Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19. In a July 4, 2021 interview on ABC’s “This Week,” White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients was asked, “What does […]

Federal Bill Proposes COVID–19 Testing, Tracing and Quarantine of Americans

Federal Bill Proposes COVID–19 Testing, Tracing  and Quarantine of Americans

July 4, 2020 marks the 244th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. With much of the country still shut down, large gatherings banned and “non-essential” businesses closed with required masking indoors and outdoors in some states, it is hard to imagine firework displays, neighborhood barbeques and other annual Independence Day traditions being […]

Misleading CDC Report on COVID-19 Testing Combines “Apples and Elephants”

Misleading CDC Report on COVID-19 Testing Combines “Apples and Elephants”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) acknowledged last week that it had lumped genetic tests that identify people with current COVID-19 infections together with serology (blood) antibody tests that measure whether someone has had the viral infection in the past.1 Combining the tally of the two tests overstates the country’s ability to […]