“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and seven other Democratic governors are demanding additional coronavirus vaccine doses, even though their states have struggled to use doses from their current stockpiles.”Read more
“The University of Queensland state vaccine that was to be manufactured at Australian biopharmaceutical company CSL’s Melbourne headquarters had proven safe and produced a “robust response” to COVID-19 during Phase One trials, researchers said in a statement. But the researchers and the government had agreed not to proceed further because of the false positive HIV result due to a protein contained in the potential vaccine.”Read more
A commonly heard presumption is that healthcare workers should be vaccinated first. But what if the vaccines induce immediate or latent adverse reactions that sideline these first responders and frontline workers? It could be a catastrophe. And if for some reason the vaccines spread COVID-19 rather than quell it (there is such a thing as vaccine-induced infection), what a way to create an out-of-control pandemic.
Yes, we would recommend that you don't post this on Facebook or Twitter as they don't like negative articles on vaccines. However, if you are over 50, this may change your life. Copy/Paste the URL to share by email. Note the section that talks about the thymus and its shrinkage. And read the paper at the link; zinc is required for maintenance of the thymus gland. You and your loved ones may benefit from this. If you google "thymic decline and zinc", you will find that there are more than 800,000 results posted. Thank you, Bill Sardi for this illuminating post.Read more
“Pfizer announced Monday that its experimental vaccine for coronavirus was more than 90% effective — sending stock futures soaring and vindicating a rapid research and development plan championed by President Donald Trump.”
It may be a little early to declare victory, but this is still good news.Read more
"The most significant scientific discovery since gravity has been hiding in plain sight for nearly a decade and its destructive potential to humanity is so enormous that the biggest war machine on the planet immediately deployed its vast resources to possess and control it, financing its research and development through agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and HHS’ BARDA."Read more
“Well, this is embarrassing. LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says a new polio outbreak in Sudan is linked to an ongoing vaccine-sparked epidemic in Chad — a week after the U.N. health agency declared the African continent free of the wild polio virus.”Read more
"With much of the world under some form of lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19, and debates rage over when, and how, to reopen the global economy in order to avoid the next great depression, the light at the end of the tunnel has been top-down predictions of a vaccine within 18 months."Read more
This is a fine summary of where we are in the vaccine world by a Ph.D. who has a knack for crisp and understandable explanations.
“Time for another look at the coronavirus vaccine front, since we have several recent news items. Word has come from GSK and Sanofi that they are going to collaborate on vaccine development, which brings together two of the more experienced large organizations in the field. It looks like Sanofi is bringing the spike protein and GSK is bringing the adjuvant (more on what that means below). Their press release says that they plan to go into human patients late this year and to have everything ready for regulatory filing in the second half of 2021. For its part, Pfizer has announced that they’re pushing up their schedule with BioNTech and possibly starting human trials in August, which probably puts them on a similar timeline for eventual filing.”Read more
"A human trial being held in Washington State to research a promising drug designed to fight COVID-19 is reportedly going better than expected, and it's possible that a handful of infected patients - likely health-care workers - could be administered the drug by the fall."
"As they race to test an experimental coronavirus vaccine, researchers aren’t waiting to see how well it prevents infection in animals before trying it in people, breaking from the usual protocol."