Teen Dies of Cardiac Arrest Weeks After Receiving Pfizer COVID Vaccine
A 17-year-old girl in Washington, who contracted COVID-19 and fully recovered from the disease, died late last month after receiving her second dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
The unnamed teen, who was jabbed with Pfizer‘s COVID-19 vaccine on Sept. 3 and Sept. 15, died of cardiac arrest on Oct. 23, ClarkCountyToday.com reported, citing data from the United States government’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). She tested positive for the coronavirus in August, but she was able to fully recover, according to the data.
The teen did not have any pre-existing health conditions prior to her death and had no contact with sick people or family members.
Another COVID Vaccine Mix-Up: Nearly 100 Maryland Kids Given Wrong Shot Dose
The students of South Lake Elementary School received a diluted dosage of the COVID shot offered at a vaccine clinic at their school on Nov. 10.
The vaccine error was discovered on Nov. 13 by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, which consulted with the Maryland Department of Health and vaccine maker Pfizer, which recommended an additional dose of the shot for the impacted children.
More Than 10,000 Australians Have Filed Coronavirus Vaccine Injury Claims
Taxpayers are facing a hefty bill for rare but significant coronavirus vaccine injuries, with at least 10,000 people planning to claim under the federal government’s no-fault indemnity scheme.
Services Australia is building an online portal, to be launched next month, for uncapped claims above $5,000 from those who suffered injury and loss of income due to their COVID-19 vaccine, with compensation for medical costs and lost wages to be paid by the government.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration recorded 78,880 adverse events linked to COVID-19 vaccination, representing a small minority (0.21%) of the 37.8 million doses administered to 18.4 million people, by Nov. 7.
Florida Woman Dies After Suing Hospital to Get Ivermectin
A 47-year-old Florida teacher hospitalized with COVID-19 has died after her husband sued in an unsuccessful effort to force doctors to treat her with ivermectin.
Tamara Drock died Friday, 12 weeks after being admitted to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Ryan Drock told the Palm Beach Post.
He sued the hospital last month in an attempt to require doctors to administer ivermectin, a drug used to treat conditions caused by parasitic worms. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved the drug to treat COVID-19, saying it hasn’t proved effective in pre-clinical trials.
Nurse Tells Why She’s Refusing COVID Shot, Not Letting Her Kids Get It Either
Most people in Connecticut who are eligible have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — which is just over 70%. But there are still thousands who refuse to get the vaccine.
One is a registered nurse, who despite having seen the ravages of COVID-19 firsthand, refuses to get the vaccine. Camile, who did not provide her last name, is a registered nurse at a major Connecticut hospital and worked in the COVID ward.
“I feel just everything was rushed. I don’t feel there is enough evidence to make an educated decision on if the vaccine is safe and effective,” Camile said.
Can You Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot? Some States Aren’t Waiting for FDA and Say All Adults Should Get Another Dose
Health authorities in Arkansas said on Monday they would broaden eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to all adults, as a growing list of state and local officials look for ways to accelerate third doses in hopes of heading off a potential new wave of the virus.
“For Pfizer and Moderna, those who are 18 and over, go get the shot. There are not any limitations on that. Obviously, you should be six months after the second shot. But we want you to get the booster,” Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson told reporters on Monday.
That’s a significant expansion beyond the current recommendations of federal health officials. While boosters are recommended for all adult recipients of Johnson & Johnson‘s vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allows boosters for more limited groups of Pfizer and Moderna recipients: seniors 65 and older, adults with underlying medical conditions, and those who live or work in “high-risk settings.”
Moderna Offers NIH Co-Ownership of COVID Vaccine Patent Amid Dispute With Government
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) said Monday it has engaged Moderna in “good faith discussions” to resolve a months-long dispute over the company’s patent application that advocates say could impact global production of the shots.
Moderna is offering to share ownership of its COVID-19 vaccine patent with the U.S. government to resolve the dispute, the vaccine maker said, and would allow the Biden administration to “license the patents as they see fit.”
An NIH spokesperson declined Monday to comment directly on Moderna’s offer, citing “ongoing discussions.”
Pfizer Deal Would Allow Experimental COVID Pill to Be Manufactured Around the World
U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has agreed to a license-sharing deal that would allow its experimental COVID-19 drug to be manufactured more widely around the globe. It’s an agreement that the company says could give more than half of the world’s population access to the treatment, even as Pfizer rebuffs calls to grant poorer countries access to its coronavirus vaccine formula.
The company said this month that the drug, a pill regimen called paxlovid, reduced the risk of COVID-19 hospitalization or death by 89% when administered within three days of the onset of symptoms.
It has not received regulatory approval in the United States, but Pfizer said that it plans to seek authorization from the Food and Drug Administration as soon as possible.
Pandemic Sees Big Rise in Obese Children in England
There has been a substantial rise in the number of obese children in England during the pandemic, data from NHS Digital suggests.
In 2019-20, 10% of children were obese at the start of primary school, but in 2020-21 the figure was more than 14%.
Experts said poverty, lockdowns and a rise in mental health problems will all have played a role.
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