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Israel Reports 39 Percent Effectiveness of Pfizer Vaccine in Halting Delta Variant Infections: Reports

Israeli health officials on Thursday reported that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is just 39 percent effective in preventing infections with the more contagious Delta variant, while noting that the vaccine remains highly effective in preventing serious illness and hospitalization, according to reports. New statistics from Israel’s Health Ministry, released Thursday, indicated that the vaccine jointly developed by

Author of Retracted Study on Harm of Mask-Wearing by Children Says Removal Was ‘Political’

The lead author of a now-retracted research note that claimed children’s masks trapped dangerously high concentrations of carbon dioxide has said that JAMA Pediatrics’ decision to pull the paper was politically motivated. The research note, “Experimental Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Content in Inhaled Air With or Without Face Masks in Healthy Children: A Randomized Clinical

Skin Age Reversed 13 Years in Just 9 Months by Doing This

While claims of anti-aging made by many cosmetic makers are often suspect, there is one trick that could have a truly dramatic impact on skin age for a select group of people. Dramatic reversal of skin aging has been observed in smokers who stopped for at least nine months. This extremely encouraging research is relevant

Vaccine Makers Face Fresh Challenges as COVID Variants Weaken Vaccine Efficacy

Scientists have already started looking for new vaccine candidates for the CCP virus as the mRNA vaccines, such as Pfizer and Moderna, become less effective against increasingly contagious coronavirus mutations, according to new research. The report, published in the U.S.-based New England Journal of Medicine at the beginning of July found that vaccine-induced antibodies were 2.9 times

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Significantly Less’ Effective Against Delta Variant: Israeli PM

Israel’s top officials are warning that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is “significantly less” effective at combating the “Delta” variant of the CCP virus. “We do not know exactly to what degree the vaccine helps, but it is significantly less,” Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett told reporters and cabinet members on July 17. He didn’t elaborate. The Delta

WHO Correcting Multiple ‘Editing Errors’ In Joint Report With China Over CCP Virus Origins

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it will correct multiple “unintended errors” in a joint report with China regarding the origins of the CCP virus, and will look into other possible discrepancies, The Washington Post reports. WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic confirmed to The Post that it would be addressing “editing errors,” found in its report released months ago but noted that the issues did not affect “the

‘Premature’ to Rule Out COVID-19 Lab Leak Theory: WHO Chief

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Thursday that it was “premature” to rule out the possibility that COVID-19 could have emerged from a lab in Wuhan, China, without sufficient evidence. Walking back on a March WHO report that designated the COVID-19 lab leak theory hypothesis as “extremely unlikely,” Tedros said that based on his experience as a lab technician and

The Benefits to the Brain From Moving Your Body

The sad reality is that your brain shrinks with age. As we grow older, our memory, concentration, and focus can fade. Statistics show that every three seconds, somewhere in the world, a new patient is diagnosed with dementia. You often hear people talking about their fading memory, loss of concentration, and shoddy focus. Today, many people

FDA to Add Warning About Neurological Disorder Linked to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 12 said it will add a warning label to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine that it is linked to a rare neurological disorder known as Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), while J&J confirmed it is “in discussions” with federal agencies. “The FDA is announcing revisions to the vaccine recipient and vaccination

Chinese-Made COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients Won’t Count as Vaccinated: Singapore

Singapore’s health agency said that individuals who have received the Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine won’t count as being vaccinated. “The national vaccination numbers reflect only those vaccinated under the national vaccination program,” the country’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday. “Currently, this only includes those vaccinated with the Moderna COVID-19 and Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccines.” COVID-19 is the disease

Thousands Given Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Filled With Saline in India: Officials

At least 14 people were arrested and an Indian private hospital was cordoned off by police amid an investigation into an alleged vaccination scam that may have affected thousands of people. “They were using saline water and injecting it,” said Vishal Thakur, a senior official of the Mumbai police department, according to CNN. He was

The Benefits of Seated Exercise

We know that staying sedentary can be a major risk factor for many diseases, but that doesn’t mean sitting is always a bad thing. Seated exercise is an effective form of exercise, whether for those that may have difficulty with standing exercises, or just those stuck at a desk looking for a quick way to

13-Year-Old Suffers Severe Side Effects After Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Maddie de Garay was a healthy, happy, straight-A student from Ohio who enjoyed hanging out with friends before she received her second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the age of 12. The now 13-year-old was one of the 2,260 voluntary participants in the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trial for adolescents aged 12 to 15 that began

Myocarditis ‘Higher Than Expected’ Among Male Military Members After 2nd mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Dose: Study

A new study published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed JAMA Cardiology journal reported a “higher than expected” number of myocarditis cases among male military members after the second dose of an mRNA vaccine against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. The new study, a retrospective review of cases, noted that the observed number of cases of myocarditis—inflammation of the heart muscle—was still “relatively

Why Developing a Fun Habit Is Better Than Pursuing Happiness

We all want to be happy, and the idea of happiness as a learned skill has never been more popular. Searching for happiness offers us all a glimmer of hope—from Baby Boomers pining for the joys of the past, to young adults experiencing record levels of loneliness, anxiety, and burnout. Who doesn’t want a reprieve

Scientists Obfuscated Source of COVID-19-Like Virus Stored at Wuhan Lab

News Analysis Shi Zheng-li, the director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, is the common thread through which many key research projects and gain-of-function experiments on coronaviruses are connected. Her work shows a curious pattern of deception tracing through her publications from 2013 to 2020 in which a key source for the coronavirus most closely

FDA Adds Warning About Heart Inflammation to COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added a warning about the risk of developing heart inflammation to information about the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. The FDA announced earlier this month that it would add the warning after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had reported that more cases of heart inflammation—either

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