U.S. to donate millions more Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses to poorer nations

Pfizer and BioNTech will provide an additional 500 million doses of their Covid-19 vaccine to the U.S. government to be donated to low and lower-middle-income countries. The move announced Wednesday represents an expansion of the companies’ existing agreement with the U.S. government to provide extra vaccine doses at a not-for-profit price for less-advantaged nations, and… Continue reading U.S. to donate millions more Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses to poorer nations

Pfizer says its Covid vaccine is safe and generates robust immune response in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine is safe and generates a “robust” immune response in a clinical trial of kids ages 5 to 11, the drugmakers announced in a press release Monday. The companies tested a two-dose regimen of 10 micrograms — about a third the dosage used for teens and adults — administered three weeks… Continue reading Pfizer says its Covid vaccine is safe and generates robust immune response in kids ages 5 to 11

FDA staff declines to take stance on Pfizer’s Covid booster shots, citing lack of verified data

The staff of the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday declined to take a stance on whether to back booster shots of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine, saying U.S. regulators haven’t reviewed all the available data yet. “There are many potentially relevant studies, but FDA has not independently reviewed or verified the underlying data or their conclusions,”… Continue reading FDA staff declines to take stance on Pfizer’s Covid booster shots, citing lack of verified data

What We Know About Breakthrough Infections And Long COVID

Weeks after getting sick from COVID-19, Kathleen Hipps is still experiencing symptoms, even though she was fully vaccinated.Kathleen HippsLike millions of others, Kathleen Hipps thought she was safe from COVID-19 after she got two shots of the Moderna vaccine last spring. So she figured she just had a summer cold when she got the sniffles… Continue reading What We Know About Breakthrough Infections And Long COVID

Scientists blast U.S. push for Covid vaccine booster shots as premature, say data isn’t compelling

Scientists sharply criticized the Biden administration’s push to widely distribute Covid-19 vaccine booster shots in the U.S. next month, saying the data provided by federal health officials on Wednesday wasn’t compelling enough to recommend third shots to most of the American population right now. U.S. health leaders say they are preparing to offer booster shots… Continue reading Scientists blast U.S. push for Covid vaccine booster shots as premature, say data isn’t compelling

FDA permits Covid vaccine booster shots for people with weakened immune systems

The Food and Drug Administration authorized Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for people with weakened immune systems, a highly anticipated move intended to shield some of the most vulnerable Americans from the highly contagious delta variant. “Today’s action allows doctors to boost immunity in certain immunocompromised individuals who need extra protection from COVID-19,” acting FDA Commissioner… Continue reading FDA permits Covid vaccine booster shots for people with weakened immune systems

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROLPAID ‘NFL ALUMNI’ ASSOC. $3.5 MILLION… To Promote COVID-19 Vax

The NFL Alumni association was paid a whopping $3,500,000 by the CDC to promote the COVID-19 vaccine, TMZ Sports has learned. U.S. Federal Procurement docs show the CDC and the NFL Alumni assoc. signed the multi-million dollar deal at the beginning of May. The total value of the contract is listed at $3.5 mil …… Continue reading CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROLPAID ‘NFL ALUMNI’ ASSOC. $3.5 MILLION… To Promote COVID-19 Vax

The Life Cycle Of A COVID-19 Vaccine Lie

Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines can appear almost anywhere: From an uncle’s social media post to a well-trusted news commentator. But where does it come from and why do some myths spread further than others? With the help of the Internet research firm Graphika, NPR analyzed the rise of one persistent set of lies about COVID-19… Continue reading The Life Cycle Of A COVID-19 Vaccine Lie

The U.S. Surgeon General Is Calling COVID-19 Misinformation An ‘Urgent Threat

With about a third of adults in the U.S. still completely unvaccinated, and cases of COVID-19 on the rise, the U.S. Surgeon General is calling for a war against “health misinformation.” On Thursday, Dr. Vivek Murthy is releasing the first Surgeon General’s advisory of his time serving in the Biden administration, describing the “urgent threat”… Continue reading The U.S. Surgeon General Is Calling COVID-19 Misinformation An ‘Urgent Threat

How the Moderna Covid-19 mRNA vaccine was made so quickly

COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor. Another 12% wanted to “wait until it has been available for a while to see how it is working for other people.” Vaccinating the majority of the population is the best way to help avoid further surges from constantly evolving variants, like the current delta variant, which is quickly spreading in the… Continue reading How the Moderna Covid-19 mRNA vaccine was made so quickly