April 10, 2021

Govt must indemnify vaccine makers against all lawsuits: Adar Poonawalla

Vaccine manufacturers need to have protection against all lawsuits for their vaccines especially during a pandemic, Serum Institute of India (SII) Chief Executive Officer Adar Poonawalla has said. He also said that the vaccine makers are going to propose this to the government, while speaking at a virtual panel on the challenges of developing a Covid-19
April 10, 2021

Bovine Derived Materials Used in Vaccine Manufacturing Questions and Answers

Vaccines contain either killed or weakened forms of disease-causing bacteria or viruses, or components of these that stimulate a response by the body’s immune system, which then protects against the development of disease. In the late 19th century, microbiologists began to grow bacteria in the laboratory. The early bacteriologists tried to mimic as closely
April 10, 2021

A Coronavirus Vaccine Could Kill Half A Million Sharks, Conservationists Warn

A conservation group is warning that the development of an effective coronavirus vaccine on a global scale could ravage shark populations worldwide, as researchers race to produce a vaccine using an oil derived from sharks.
April 10, 2021

Oral polio vaccine causing paralysis in kids: Study

At least 400 children in India would have developed polio after receiving the oral polio vaccine (OPV) over the past five years, a top Indian paediatrician has revealed in a just published scientific paper that questions the ethics of the continued use of OPV. 
April 10, 2021

These NHS Staff Were Told The Swine Flu Vaccine Was Safe, And Now They’re Suffering The Consequences

Dozens of NHS workers are fighting for compensation after developing narcolepsy from a swine flu vaccine that was rushed into service without the usual testing when the disease spread across the globe in 2009. They say it has destroyed their careers and their health.
April 10, 2021

This is why blood from newborn cattle is being used to develop Indian Covid vaccine

n a research paper recently released by the Indian Council of Medical Research and Bharat Biotech about Covaxin, the Covid-19 vaccine they are developing, scientists have mentioned that one of the ingredients used is blood serum from newborn cattle.
April 10, 2021

Vaccines Use Bizarre Stuff. We Need a Supply Chain Now.

We’ve already seen the costs of supply-chain failures during the Covid-19 pandemic: Delays in the production of simple nasal swabs slowed testing by months even as the pandemic exploded in the U.S. The world is now eagerly awaiting a vaccine, and will need billions of doses as quickly as possible. If
April 10, 2021

What Aborted Fetuses Have to Do With Vaccines

A small but growing number of parents who object to vaccinating their children on religious grounds say they do so because many common vaccines are the product of cells that once belonged to aborted fetuses.
April 10, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccines With ‘Minor Side Effects’ Could Still Be Pretty Bad

The risk of nasty side effects in the Moderna and Oxford trials should be made clear now, before it ends up as fodder for the skeptics. MORE GOOD NEWS on progress toward an escape route from this pandemic: On Monday, vaccine researchers from Oxford University and the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced results from a “Phase I/II
April 10, 2021

We Don’t Monitor Deaths, We Monitor Adverse Events

Responding to concerns raised in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics regarding the deaths of children following vaccinations, the government said they don’t monitor deaths, but monitor all adverse events following immunisation (AEFI). “Adverse events include
April 9, 2021

Secret, powerful panels will pick Covid-19 vaccine winners. Can they be trusted?

Most Americans have never heard of Dr. Richard Whitley, an expert in pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Yet as the coronavirus pandemic drags on and the public eagerly awaits a vaccine, he may well be among the most powerful people in the country.
April 9, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Reportedly Caused Headache, Hangovers In Volunteers

This surely generated a ton of positivity among people since it meant that we’re almost nearing the end of this dreadful pandemic. However, vaccines do come with their fair share of side-effects, and some volunteers who were the first to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine have revealed that their experience wasn’t so pleasant as they’d expect.
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