Category: COVID vaccine

  • DeSantis: Florida won’t provide state resources for giving COVID shots to kids under 5

    Florida will not dedicate any state resources to vaccinating young children against COVID-19, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Thursday. Responding to a question following a press conference about an annual python hunt in the Everglades, DeSantis said infants and toddlers “are at practically zero risk of anything with COVID,” so the state will recommend against […]

  • Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine effective for children under 5: FDA staff

    A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) briefing document released Sunday said that Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for children under 5.  The document comes before a meeting scheduled for Wednesday during which the FDA’s independent experts will consider emergency use authorization of the vaccine for young children, which could quickly pave […]

  • Nine for 2022: International issues that are compelling, new or changed in 2022

    The year 2020 ended on a note of hope, with the 8th December vaccination of 91-year-old Margaret Keenan, the world’s first person to receive a COVID-19 vaccine outside clinical trials. Despite an estimated 9.25 billion doses administered globally by 4th January, with 25 different vaccines either approved for use or under emergency use authorisation, 2022 […]

  • The Vaccine Brawl – A Legal Battle in Process

    By MIKE MAGEE The power to mandate vaccines was litigated and resolved over a century ago. Justice John Marshall Harlin, a favorite of current Chief Justice Roberts, penned the 7 to 2 majority opinion in 1905’s Jacobson v. Massachusetts. Its impact was epic. In 1905, Massachusetts was one of 11 states that required compulsory vaccinations. […]

  • UK ‘planning to widen AstraZeneca COVID jab restrictions’

    Reports are emerging that the UK may join other countries in imposing restrictions on the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in younger people, after a fresh look at the risks and benefits of the shot.  The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said last month that it is preferable for adults aged under 30 […]

  • Correlative Adventures with COVID

    By ANISH KOKA “The patient in room 1 should be a quick one, its an addon, they just need a prescription for ivermectin” I’m a bit puzzled by this sentence from my assistant doing his best to help me through a very busy day in the clinic that I’m already behind in. I walk into […]