Biggest Anti-Lockdown Freedom Day Protest Held in Berlin, Germany

Biggest Anti-Lockdown Freedom Day Protest Held in Berlin, Germany

While public health officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) and in other countries argue about whether the new SARS CoV-2 virus is causing a “second wave” of infections in countries that are easing lockdown measures or the world is simply experiencing “one big wave of transmission,” since late July Germany and other European countries […]

NVIC Will Host Fifth International Public Conference on Vaccination Oct. 16-18, 2020 Online

NVIC Will Host Fifth International Public Conference on Vaccination Oct. 16-18, 2020 Online

(photo: NVIC Co-Founders Barbara Loe Fisher and Kathi Williams) Exploring the theme “Protecting Health and Autonomy in the 21st Century,” the non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) will sponsor the Fifth International Public Conference on Vaccination Oct. 16-18, 2020 online. The conference, which is being professionally produced, will provide an educational forum for information and […]

How CNN Deceives About Asymptomatic Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

How CNN Deceives About Asymptomatic Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Opinion | A growing number of studies show face masks reduce the spread of the coronavirus,” CNN reported on June 17, “especially because many people are contagious before they have symptoms and because this virus can spread by just talking or breathing.”1 This is an enlightening example of how the media are misinforming the public about what science tells us about […]

Who is Getting Rich Off Coronavirus Pandemic?

Who is Getting Rich Off Coronavirus Pandemic?

Opinion | In May 2020, the U.S. unemployment rate was 13.3%,1 which means 21 million Americans were unemployed. Not surprisingly, financial stress is a major concern, with 88% of Americans surveyed by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) saying that the COVID-19 pandemic is creating stress for their personal financial situation.2 Fifty-four percent were particularly […]

Vitamin D Deficiency Studies and COVID-19

Vitamin D Deficiency Studies and COVID-19

Story Highlights During the COVID-19 pandemic, medical scientists have been closely examining the effects of vitamin D deficiency. Meta-analyses of data from 45 studies have shown a significant correlation between vitamin D deficiency and more severe symptoms, complications and death from COVID-19. Although laboratory studies on the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 are […]

Genetically Engineered Cow Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 Will Be Tested on Humans

Genetically Engineered Cow Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 Will Be Tested on Humans

Story Highlights Human trials for a new COVID-19 immunotherapy candidate (SAB-185) that is derived from genetically engineered cow plasma will begin in July 2020. The cows have been genetically engineered to produce human antibodies to fight off COVID-19. Plasma from the cows is expected to assist COVID-19 patients overcome the infection. SAb Biotherapeutics (SAB), a […]

Why is Good News on COVID-19 Bad?

Why is Good News on COVID-19 Bad?

There seems to be a pattern emerging to push back on any new information that suggests COVID-19 may not be as severe as initially believed, even if that new information comes from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). It is unclear why, although one might speculate […]

Mental Health Impact from COVID-19 May Last Years

Mental Health Impact from COVID-19 May Last Years

Story Highlights A poll shows that the fear and anxiety associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of almost 50 percent of Americans. Mental health experts have observed that anxiety stemming from the pandemic has come in waves beginning with anxiety about getting the infection or giving it to someone else to […]

Diagnostic Errors are Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice Claims Says Report

Diagnostic Errors are Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice Claims Says Report

Story Highlights A recent report by Coverys Inc. found that diagnostic errors were the most common reason for medical malpractice claims from 2013 to 2017. An estimated 40,000 to 80,000 people die each year from diagnostic failures in American hospitals. Most medical diagnostic errors occur in outpatient settings and emergency departments. A recent report released by an […]

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 […]

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