Tag: SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

Dr. Gorski gets the COVID-19 vaccine

Syncope and Bell’s palsy: Distinguishing correlation from causation for adverse events observed after COVID-19 vaccination

The FDA has approved emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for two COVID-19 vaccines, and the largest mass vaccination program in history has begun. Look for antivaxxers to attribute reactions to the vaccine that the vaccine very likely didn't cause. We'll examine the example stories of vasovagal syncope and Bell's palsy that were reported by the press last week.

/ December 21, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine rollout creates new scamming opportunities for crooks

As new COVID-19 vaccines become available to the public, swindlers are adjusting their cons to fit the moment, even going door-to-door to peddle their scams.

/ December 17, 2020
COVID-19

Deciding between a vaccine and…an infection?

A handy comparison of COVID-19 vaccines compared to COVID-19 infections.

/ December 10, 2020

Moderna’s COVID Vaccine

Preliminary results have been announced for a second mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine, with even better results.

/ November 18, 2020

Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine

Here is everything you need to know about the recently announced COVID vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech.

/ November 11, 2020

COVID Vaccine Hesitancy

While many hope for a vaccine to help end the pandemic, vaccine hesitancy remains distressingly high.

/ October 21, 2020

Will Natural Herd Immunity End the Pandemic?

Is natural herd immunity a viable path to controlling the pandemic? Here is why that is a terrible idea.

/ October 14, 2020
COVID-19 vs. FDA and CDC

In the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, can we trust the CDC and FDA any more?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic reached the US, increasing concern has been expressed about the politicization of the CDC and FDA due to pressure from the Trump administration to downplay the severity of the pandemic and push out treatments and a vaccine as fast as possible, potentially at the expense of safety. This has led me to a disturbing question: Can I trust...

/ September 14, 2020

Russian and Other COVID Vaccines

Russia's approval of a COVID-19 vaccine is premature and counterproductive.

/ August 12, 2020