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BioNTech Sued in Germany for Injuries from the Comirnaty COVID mRNA Shot

BioNTech and syringe

Pharmaceutical company BioNTech SE of Mainz, Germany is facing a lawsuit filed by a German health care worker who was injured by the company’s Comirnaty COVID-19 messenger RNA (mRNA) shot, which it developed in collaboration with Pfizer, Inc. of the United States. The plaintiff said she suffered pain in her upper body, extreme swelling, fatigue […]

Shingles May Be Triggered by Covid Shots

shingles on the back of a woman

A large retrospective cohort study conducted by researchers in Germany and the University of Virginia compared the incidence of shingles among individuals who did and did not get a Covid-19 shot and found a statistically significant difference providing evidence for an association between Covid vaccinations and increased risk for developing shingles or herpes zoster (HZ). […]

Developers of mRNA COVID Shots Spar Over Intellectual Property Rights

mRNA strand

Pfizer and BioNTech will have to answer in court to legal claims by Moderna that they copied its innovative messenger RNA (mRNA) technology in the making of their COVID-19 biologic, Comirnaty. The patent infringement lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the Regional Court of Dusseldorf in Germany alleges that […]

German Report Reveals 1 in 25 Insured Individuals Treated for COVID Shot Reactions

looking skeptically at vaccine

Techniker Krankenkasse, Germany’s largest health insurance company, reported that 437,593 of 11 million (1 in 25) insured individuals in 2021 had to undergo medical treatment as a result of adverse reactions from COVID-19 shots.1 COVID shots currently approved for use in Germany include Novavax’s Nuvaxovid, Moderna’s Spikevax, Pfizer/BioNTech’s Comirnaty, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen’s Ad26.COV2.S, AstraZeneca/Oxford University’s […]

Pfizer Withdraws EUA Application for COVID Shot in India After Regulator Asks for Independent Safety Study

Pfizer's BNT162b2 biologic

Pfizer, Inc. has withdrawn its emergency use authorization (EUA) application for its experimental BNT162b2 (also known as “Comirnaty”) messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 biologic (developed in collaboration with Germany’s BioNTech) in India.1 Pfizer was the first pharmaceutical company to apply for an EUA to distribute a COVID biologic in India in 2021. However, India’s regulatory agency […]

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