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Transparency by drug companies, scrutiny by journalists, vital in vaccine news

Pfizer’s chairman and CEO proclaimed in a Pfizer company news release: “Today is a great day for science and humanity.” In that PR news release – but only in that format – Pfizer announced early results of “a vaccine efficacy rate above 90%, at 7 days after the second dose.” That’s about all we know… Read More »

Number of visits to government’s vaccine site spiked after CDC released new mask guidance 

Number of visits to US government’s vaccine website spiked by 22% after CDC released new mask guidance for Americans who got their COVID shot On May 13, the CDC announced that Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 could take off their masks outdoors and in most indoor settings Shortly after Biden tweeted the news that same… Read More »

‘Covid vaccine booster jab this summer will help UK avoid a brutal winter surge’

The idea of having booster jabs isn’t a new one. We have (or should have) boosters of flu vaccine every year and anyone who ­travels abroad would be well-­advised to have a tetanus booster every five years. So the idea of a booster for Covid-19 shouldn’t surprise us. After all, it’s a virus like the… Read More »