No ‘Credible Religious Argument’ Against Vaccines: Texas Megachurch Pastor

BUSINESS INSIDER – As Republican lawmakers rage against President Joe Biden's sweeping vaccine mandates, the Associated Press reported that religious exemptions are becoming more widely used as a "loophole" to avoid getting a COVID-19 vaccine. But a Trump-loving preacher at a Texas megachurch has decreed that there is "no credible religious argument" for turning down a shot, the Associated Press said. The Rev. Robert Jeffress, a pastor at the 12,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, told...

Fake News Making Horses Sick

Some horse owners who have been able to find ivermectin in stock have seen higher prices due to "all this ivermectin craziness," as one equine forum poster put it - and extra hurdles in buying it.

Diners Asked For Vaccine ID, It Does Not Go Well

THE NEW YORK TIMES – New information emerged on Saturday about a brawl outside a popular Italian restaurant in Manhattan that raises questions about initial accounts of the altercation. Police said they arrested three women from Texas after they attacked a hostess who had asked them to provide proof of their vaccination status. In a statement on Thursday, the police said that they had responded to an assault in front of Carmine’s on the Upper West...

What A ‘Mild’ Case Of Covid Is Really Like

KAISER HEALTH NEWS  – The test results that hot day in early August shouldn’t have surprised me — all the symptoms were there. A few days earlier, fatigue had enveloped me like a weighted blanket. I chalked it up to my weekend of travel. Next, a headache clamped down on the back of my skull. Then my eyeballs started to ache. And soon enough, everything tasted like nothing. As a reporter who’s covered the coronavirus...

Ivermectin, ‘Wonder Drug’?

SHOTS HEALTH NEWS – Through July and August, Julie Smith watched her husband Jeffrey get worse and worse from COVID-19. In early July, the healthy, 51-year-old outdoorsman had tested positive for the coronavirus. Within a week, he was admitted to the intensive care unit at a hospital near their home, in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio. The hospital treated him with antiviral drugs, convalescent plasma and steroids, but he continued to decline. Weeks later he...

Pfizer Vaccine Promises To Knock Down Pediatric Covid Spike

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon -- a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.

Trick? Or Treat? Vaccines For Kids Eyed For Halloween Rollout

Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) is expected by October 31 for the Moderna vaccine for kids 5 to 11.

9 Signs You May Have A Delta Infection

Spotting the signs of a coronavirus infection—particularly this "more transmissible" Delta variant—is essential, to save your life and the life of those around you.

Pink Slips Continue For Unvaccinated Workers

BECKER'S HOSPITAL REVIEW – Some Kentucky health systems have fired employees who did not comply with their workplace's COVID-19 vaccination requirement, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. By the end of the day Sept. 15, the requirement deadline, Morehead-based St. Claire HealthCare had fired 23 employees for noncompliance, hospital spokesperson Amy Riddle confirmed to Becker's. St. Claire announced its vaccine policy on Aug. 4. At that time, more than 70 percent of the health system's workforce was...

“Stunning Rebuke” For Biden’s Vaccine Plan

A key government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected Biden's plan to give COVID-19 booster shots across the board and instead recommended the extra vaccine dose only for those who are age 65 or older or who run a high risk of severe disease.

COVID Vaccines: Risks Versus Benefits

The rate of breakthrough cases in fully vaccinated individuals was below 1%, and hospitalisation rates in this group ranged from 0 – 0.6%. In contrast, more than 90% of COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths occurred among those who were unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

Pandemic’s Awful Toll On Infants and Children

HOUSTON CHRONICLE – Fifteen months ago, Solidad Odunuga received a phone call from the Houston Health Department. Odunuga’s daughter, who had been living on and off the streets, had given birth to a baby boy named Emmanuel before leaving the hospital with no contact information or forwarding address. Emmanuel was born with congenital syphilis, an infection passed to him during pregnancy from his mother. Odunuga suspects her daughter didn’t know she had syphilis. “Once she found out,...

Employers Forge Plans For Unvaccinated Workers

What can employers do if workers avoid COVID-19 vaccines? They can require vaccination and fire employees who don't comply, or take other actions such as withholding company perks or charging extra for health insurance. Businesses for months have been encouraging workers to get vaccinated, in some cases offering incentives like time off or gift cards. But more are taking a harder stance and requiring vaccinations for any remaining holdouts, a push that has gained momentum since...

Fauci, Pfizer Want To Vaccinate 5-Year-Olds

CNBC – Top U.S. health officials believe that Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine could be authorized for children aged 5-11 years old by the end of October, two sources familiar with the situation said on Friday. The timeline is based on the expectation that Pfizer, which developed the shot with Germany’s BioNTech, will have enough data from clinical trials to seek emergency use authorization (EUA) for that age group from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...


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