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Emergency approvals before end of clinical trials end could complicate efforts to study long-term effects of vaccine

With the proclamation of the success of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines come the flurry of developers seeking emergency use approvals. In this article written by David Cyranoski for Nature, he discusses some of the concerns voiced out by various scientists: once the vaccines are approved for emergency use, they may compromise the ongoing trials […]

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New York Times: Immunity to coronavirus may last for years

Reinfection of the coronavirus may not be a major issue after all, as several scientific studies are already showing that the human body can mount a successful, long-lasting immune response. In this article for The New York Times, Apoorva Mandavilli cites a new study conducted by several researchers from the Center for Infectious Disease and […]

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Mixed results of vaccine trials, media spins results differently

We want to show two articles reporting the results of the  Sinovac trial. The articles attached below are published by two different media outfits, one by The Washington Post and the other by Aljazeera. Both articles may have the same topic, but they are offering two different interpretations of the results of the Sinovac trials. […]

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SARS-CoV-2 vaccines can make you sick, volunteers in human trials uninformed of risks

No vaccine for SARS, MERS, and RSV has ever been approved for a very simple reason: data generated during the development and testing of these vaccines shows that they can worsen the disease through antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE). In this article for his website, Dr. Joseph Mercola explores the various evidences showing how the new SARS-CoV-2 […]

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Sinovac vaccine trial in Brazil halted after serious adverse event

In this November 10, 2020 article for Bloomberg, Simone Preissler Iglesias and Julia Leite reports about the suspension of the Sinovac Biotech’s Coronac vaccine trials in Brazil. The decision came after a serious adverse event was reported on October 29, 2020. Sao Paulo’s Instituto Butantan, which partnered with Sinova in producing the vaccine locally, says that […]

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Pfizer claims its COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective against SARS-CoV-2

In this November 9, 2020 article published by Time, Alice Park reports on the results of the Pfizer vaccine trial. According to Pfizer, its COVID-19 vaccine can prevent 90% of disease compared to placebo. Park clarifies that the effectiveness of the vaccine does not mean immunity against infection, but rather, it refers to the vaccine’s […]

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New study shows positive correlation between COVID-19 deaths and flu immunization

A new study published by Peer J  last October 1, 2020 shows that there is a positive association between COVID-19 deaths and influenza vaccination rates in people aged 65 years and above. The author said, “the influenza vaccine may increase influenza immunity at the expense of reduced immunity to SARS-CoV-2 by some unknown biological mechanism”.  The study […]

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Flu shots in South Korea kill 83

In this October 31, 2020 article, RT reports that 83 people who received the flu shots through the government’s mass vaccination program have died. Most of the deaths involved the elderly. Thirty seven of the fatalities were in their 70s and 34 were aged 80 or older. The government continues to insist that the deaths are not linked to the […]

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Fauci: Early COVID-19 vaccines will only prevent symptoms, not block infection

In this article written for his website, Dr. James Lyons-Weiler analyzes the implications of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s pronouncement at the Yahoo Finance’s All Markets Summit that early COVID-19 vaccines are focused only on preventing symptoms of the virus. This is the exact statement from Dr. Fauci: “The primary thing you want to do is that […]

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President Duterte wants all Filipinos vaccinated

In an address aired last October 12, 2020, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said that he has secured funding to purchase coronavirus vaccines but that he would need more to inoculate the country’s entire population. In his address, Duterte said, “All should have a vaccine without exception”. Total population of the Philippines is now at 113 […]