Russians Warned to Abstain from Drinking Alcohol After Getting Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine

Russians Warned to Abstain from Drinking Alcohol After Getting Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine

Story Highlights Health officials in Russia tell Russians to avoid drinking alcohol two weeks prior to and 42 days after receiving the emergency use Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine The Sputnik V manufacturer’s alcohol warning contradicts That of Russian health officials. The manufacturer recommends refraining from alcohol three days after each of the two doses of […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Volunteer in India Develops Encephalopathy and Sues

COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Volunteer in India Develops Encephalopathy and Sues

A 40-year old business consultant in India, who volunteered to be a participant in clinical trials of the experimental COVID-19 vaccine (Covishield) created by AstraZeneca and Oxford University is suing Serum Institute of India (SII), which is producing the vaccine in India, for 50 million rupees ($680,000) after he developed acute encephalopathy (brain dysfunction) within […]

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against COVID Restrictions on Catholic, Jewish Services in New York

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against COVID Restrictions  on Catholic, Jewish Services in New York

On the eve of Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) published a ruling that granted an emergency temporary injunction blocking the enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions on attendance at religious services in churches and synagogues located in specific areas of New York as outlined in an Oct. 6, 2020 […]

Understanding PCR Tests for Coronavirus

Understanding PCR Tests for Coronavirus

Opinion | From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the clarion call has been to test, test and test some more. However, right from the start, serious questions arose about the tests being used to diagnose this infection, and questions have only multiplied since then. Positive reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests have been […]

Facebook Bans Ads “Discouraging” Vaccination

Facebook Bans Ads “Discouraging” Vaccination

Facebook has announced that the company is implementing a new global policy banning paid advertisements on its platform that it has determined discourage people from getting vaccinated.1 According to a blog authored by Kang-Xing Jin, Head of Health and Rob Leathern, Director of Product Management at Facebook: Today, we’re launching a new global policy that […]

China Administers Unlicensed Experimental COVID-19 Vaccines to Its Citizens

China Administers Unlicensed Experimental COVID-19 Vaccines to Its Citizens

China is the first country in the world to vaccinate its citizens with experimental COVID-19 vaccines that are still undergoing clinical trials. No other country has vaccinated people on such a large scale with experimental COVID-19 vaccines prior to final regulatory approval for general use as China has done with their coronavirus vaccine candidates.1 Chinese […]

WHO: Polio Outbreak in Sudan Caused by Oral Polio Vaccine

WHO: Polio Outbreak in Sudan Caused by Oral Polio Vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently reported that a new poliovirus outbreak in Sudan is linked to an ongoing string of vaccine strain polio outbreaks in Africa caused by continued use of the live attenuated oral polio vaccine (OPV).1 On Aug. 9, 2020, the Federal Ministry of Health in Sudan notified the WHO of the […]

Major Protests in Berlin and London Opposing Forced Masking and Lockdowns

Major Protests in Berlin and London Opposing Forced Masking and Lockdowns

Responding to big public demonstrations in Berlin and London against forced masking, “social distancing” and lockdown laws that have torn apart the economic and social fabric of European societies, mainstream media outlets described the tens of thousands of people who attended the gatherings as “covid-deniers,”1 2 and “conspiracy theorists and far-right groups.”3 Most of the […]

WHO Says No Direct Evidence Masks Prevent Viral Infection

WHO Says No Direct Evidence Masks Prevent Viral Infection

Opinion | According to the director general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, life will not be returning to your old normal anytime soon. What’s more, things will only get worse unless the public follow health advice such as wearing masks and social distancing. The somber announcement came during a July 13, 2020, press conference. This, […]

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 […]