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— William Wilberforce

3D Printed Vaccine Skin Patches Being Developed

microneedle skin patch

In an attempt to increase consumer demand for COVID-19 shots, researchers have designed a vaccine printer that can print COVID messenger RNA (mRNA) skin patches in bulk, producing as many as 100 patches in 48 hours. The microneedle patches, which contain mRNA molecules in lipid nanoparticles, could pave the way for unlimited distribution of the […]

U.S. Military Uses AI Monitored Wearable Devices to Detect Infectious Disease in Service Members

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In a public-private collaboration with a technology company, the U.S Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) developed AI monitored wearable devices that were used to detect infections in military personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is known as the Rapid Assessment of Threat Exposure (RATE),1 which characterizes infections as a security and […]

U.S. Government Pockets $400 Million from Moderna mRNA COVID Shots

NIH building

A recently disclosed contract reveals that the U.S. government received millions of dollars in licensing fees from Moderna, Inc. The company paid the National Institutes of Health (NIH) $400 million to use NIH’s spike protein technology in Moderna’s Spikevax messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 biologic.1 2 The large payment was part of a royalty-bearing license agreement […]

National Guardswoman Suffers Two Heart Attacks After Getting Moderna mRNA COVID Shots

Karolina Stancik

A 22-year-old member of the U.S. Army National Guard suffered two near-death heart attacks, along with a series of other health problems, a few months after getting two doses of Moderna/NIAID’s Spikevax messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 shot. Karolina Stancik, who joined the Army in February 2021, received the first dose in March 2021 and the […]

Government Buys 1.5 Million More Doses of Novavax’s COVID Vaccine

Novavax COVID vaccines

Biotechnology company Novavax announced that it has made a modification to an existing contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide up to 1.5 million more doses of its Nuvaxovid COVID-19 vaccine (also known as “NVX-CoV2373” and “Covovax”), in addition to the 3.2 million […]

U.S. House Repeals Military COVID Vaccine Mandate

soldier getting vaccinated

In a Dec. 6, 2022 proposed compromise version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2023 , the U.S. House of Representatives authorized $857.9 billion in spending for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and included a provision repealing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all military personnel instituted by the Biden […]

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