Pfizer demands “emergency” authorization from FDA for experimental Covid-19 vaccine

After declaring its own experimental Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine to be “safe,” “effective,” and ready to go, drug giant Pfizer is now planning to file for emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In a press release, Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech indicated plans to immediately petition the FDA for fast-tracked approval … Continue reading Pfizer demands “emergency” authorization from FDA for experimental Covid-19 vaccine

Researchers develop coronavirus vaccine that is INHALED through the nose or mouth… be careful where you BREATHE

Vaccine researchers are studying the effectiveness of a Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine that can be delivered intranasally (through the nose) or through the mouth. The researchers said there is evidence that this type of vaccine can better protect people against the virus. They also believe that a nasal or inhaled vaccine will be easier to distribute around the world. Most … Continue reading Researchers develop coronavirus vaccine that is INHALED through the nose or mouth… be careful where you BREATHE

SCIENCE FAIL: Portuguese court rules PCR tests are unreliable, unlawful “evidence” of alleged Covid-19 infections

Quarantining people based solely on a “positive” PCR test is no longer lawful in Portugal, thanks to a court decision ruling the test to be inherently unreliable, and thus fraudulent for policy-making purposes. Citing Jaafar et al. 2020, the court determined that the PCR test produces varying results depending on an individual’s viral load, as well as … Continue reading SCIENCE FAIL: Portuguese court rules PCR tests are unreliable, unlawful “evidence” of alleged Covid-19 infections

Immunity developed from previous infection with endemic coronaviruses reduces COVID-19 severity – study

Previous infection with other coronaviruses may lessen the severity of COVID-19, reports a new study. Researchers at Boston University found that owing to genetic similarities with the SARS-CoV-2, prior exposure to other coronaviruses primes the immune system to mount a better response to the virus responsible for COVID-19. Although this doesn’t prevent people from contracting COVID-19, it does lessen the severity … Continue reading Immunity developed from previous infection with endemic coronaviruses reduces COVID-19 severity – study

Pandemic-Related Lifestyle Changes Could Affect the Epigenetic Regulation of Your Skin

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entire world, and many countries have been devastated by the fallout. As this virus swept the world, it has not only changed many aspects of the global economy but also has transformed the way we live our everyday lives. The skin is one of the major body parts that have been impacted by the … Continue reading Pandemic-Related Lifestyle Changes Could Affect the Epigenetic Regulation of Your Skin

South Korea confirms 43 dead from seasonal flu vaccinations, US media buries the story

South Korean authorities have reported that 83 people have died after receiving flu shots. The news comes a week after the country’s health agency announced a probe on its mass vaccination program. The Korean Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) announced on Oct. 31, Saturday, that 83 people in total have died after participating in a free vaccination initiative. … Continue reading South Korea confirms 43 dead from seasonal flu vaccinations, US media buries the story

Mutation has caused the coronavirus to become more contagious but less deadly, says new study

Recent studies have shown that mutation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19, is not only becoming more prevalent but is also more contagious than its original strain. This potentially makes the virus more virulent than when it first spread out in Wuhan, China — where the first cases of COVID-19 were reported. In fact, American scientists … Continue reading Mutation has caused the coronavirus to become more contagious but less deadly, says new study

Scientists find that the coronavirus has another doorway to infect human cells

The deadly pathogen behind the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may have yet another doorway to get into human cells, suggest two new papers published in the journal Science. The teams behind the papers independently discovered a protein called the neuropilin-1 receptor, which they say is an alternative doorway for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus – the proper name for the coronavirus behind COVID-19 – to … Continue reading Scientists find that the coronavirus has another doorway to infect human cells

Wearing face masks can trigger eczema flare-ups in people with sensitive skin, warn scientists

Face masks worn to reduce Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission can trigger eczema flare-ups in people with sensitive skin and allergies. These are the findings of a recent case study presented at this year’s virtual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). The case study involved a Black man aged 60 years with adult-onset … Continue reading Wearing face masks can trigger eczema flare-ups in people with sensitive skin, warn scientists

CDC: Coronavirus 5 times deadlier than the flu for hospitalized patients

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that patients hospitalized with the Wuhan coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are five times more likely to die than those with influenza. In addition to a higher mortality rate, the study also found that COVID-19 patients are at higher risk for 17 additional health complications than flu patients. … Continue reading CDC: Coronavirus 5 times deadlier than the flu for hospitalized patients