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Pharma Developing Bird Flu Vaccine for Humans As Animals Get Sick

vaccine for bird flu

Pharmaceutical companies GSK (formerly known as GlaxoSmithKline), Moderna and CSL Seqirus announced that they are developing and ready to test human vaccines against avian influenza H5N1 (also known as bird flu) as a precautionary measure to prepare for what they believe may be a future pandemic.1 Now that certain strains of H5N1 have infected not […]

Guillain-Barré Syndrome Warning Added to AstraZeneca’s Vaxzevria COVID Vaccine in Europe

paralysis in the legs

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) last week added an autoimmune condition known as Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) as a possible side effect to the product information on AstraZeneca/Oxford University’s Vaxzevria (or “AZD1222”) experimental adenovirus vectored vaccine. GBS is a neurological disorder that causes pain, numbness, muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis.1 2 3 4 A total of […]

FDA Approves BioNTech’s Comirnaty. Pfizer COVID Shot Remains Experimental.

BioNTech's Comirnaty biologic

On Aug. 23, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to a Biologics License Application (BLA) submitted by BioNTech Manufacturing GmbH of Mainz, Germany on May 18, 2021 for a biologic drug called COVID Vaccine, mRNA. The FDA gave permission to BioNTech to label the product “Comirnaty” and market it in […]

COVID “Health Pass” Approved by France’s Parliament

pass sanitaire

On May 12, 2021, the French National Assembly passed a bill approving the use of a COVID pass sanitaire or “health pass.” The pass, which would be in digital form or paper, would be required as of June 9 to prove an individual has either been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, recently tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 […]

Pfizer Poised to Dominate U.S. Market for COVID-19 Biologics

Pfizer logo

Last week was a bad one for COVID-19 biologics produced by Moderna, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, Inc. (J&J). News reports began filtering out about new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which were published on Apr. 5, 2021 in the journal JAMA and revealed that people who receive Moderna’s […]

European Union Plans Vaccine ‘Passport’ Allowing Summer Travel

European Union Plans Vaccine ‘Passport’ Allowing Summer Travel

The European Commission really doesn’t want this to be called a vaccine passport. They’re calling it a digital green pass or certificate, and this would essentially be in the form of a QR code—those funny little square barcodes that we’re all getting so used to seeing around in restaurants and things to scan and find […]

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