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Anti-mask and vaccine protests have broken out in Sydney on day one of new mandatory face covering rules.
Dozens of protesters swarmed a shopping centre in Bondi Junction, in the city’s east, on Sunday without wearing masks – holding signs and chanting ‘I would rather be a human than a slave’
Sonia Acevedo suffered a ‘sudden death’ on New Year’s Day 48 hours after jab. The 41-year-old mother-of-two worked in paediatrics at a hospital in Porto.
Health authorities are investigating the case of a Florida doctor who died from an unusually severe blood disorder 16 days after receiving the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.
Dr. Gregory Michael, a 56-year-old obstetrician and gynecologist in Miami Beach, received the vaccine at Mount Sinai Medical Center on Dec. 18 and died 16 days later from a brain hemorrhage, his wife, Heidi Neckelmann, wrote in a Facebook post. Shortly after receiving the vaccine, Dr. Michael developed an extremely serious form of a condition known as acute immune thrombocytopenia, which prevented his blood from clotting properly.
Boston Medical Center’s own Dr. Hossein Sadrzadeh experienced the first known allergic reaction to Moderna’s COVID vaccine on Wednesday—and it was a doozy. Shortly after receiving the injection, the geriatric oncologist developed anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially fatal syndrome characterized by a rapid heartbeat, swollen airways, and a steep drop in blood pressure. Symptoms only resolved after Dr. Sadrzadeh injected himself with an Epi-pen. He was treated, monitored, and subsequently discharged.
This is a massive 2.7% of people who can no longer work after having the Pfizer vaccine.
In the first six days after the vaccine was rolled out Dec. 27 across Europe in a coordinated European Union effort, just 516 people received shots in France — such a low number out of a population of 67 million that it is statistically indistinguishable from zero. By contrast, Germany vaccinated more than 200,000 of its residents in the first week and Italy more than 100,000.
The aged care industry wants any COVID-19 vaccine to be made mandatory for their staff to protect older Australians in their care in a move endorsed by two federal Coalition MPs with medical backgrounds
I postulate that the “COVID peak” represents an accelerated mass homicide of immune-vulnerable individuals, and individuals made more immune-vulnerable, by government and institutional actions, rather than being an epidemiological signature of a novel virus, irrespective of the degree to which the virus is novel from the perspective of viral speciation.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly considering enforcing even more stringent measures during England’s third lockdown, including banning Britons from leaving their homes more than once a week.
Senior government figures have resisted calls to condemn Liberal MP Craig Kelly for declaring compulsory mask wearing in schools would be “a crime” and a “form of child abuse”.
Liberal MP Craig Kelly has repeatedly shared misleading medical advice on social media about COVID-19Michael McCormack said while he did not agree with his colleague’s comments on masks, they were a matter for Mr Kelly
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said Australians should follow official advice
The federal backbencher has repeatedly shared misleading information about COVID-19 and on Tuesday used his Facebook account to post a German study examining the impacts of masks on adolescents and children.
Several immunologists and the opposition Labor party said on Wednesday Canberra should seek additional supplies of the BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which trials show have higher efficacy — a measure of prevention of infection or severe disease — than the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab.
The Google News Initiative on Tuesday launched a global open fund to fight misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, worth up to $3 million.