Category: Vaccines & Safety

Walt Disney, Walmart Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for US Employees, Alters Mask Policy

The Walt Disney Company and Walmart announced a new policy on Friday that will require every employee working for the company in the United States to be vaccinated against the CCP virus. Disney’s new measure will give both salaried and non-union hourly employees across the nation 60 days to be compliant, the company said in a statement. […]

California Union Opposes Newsom’s Vaccine Order

California’s biggest public sector union has come out in opposition to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order requiring state workers to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or undergo regular testing. Richard Louis Brown, president of SEIU Local 1000, which represents some 96,000 employees of the State of California, on Wednesday shared a letter from the union to the California […]

California Union Opposes Newsom’s Vaccine Order

California’s biggest public sector union has come out in opposition to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order requiring state workers to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or undergo regular testing. Richard Louis Brown, president of SEIU Local 1000, which represents some 96,000 employees of the State of California, on Wednesday shared a letter from the union to the California […]

FDA Extends Shelf Life of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to extend the shelf life on Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from four-and-a-half months to six months. In a July 28 concurrence letter (pdf), the FDA said Johnson & Johnson had provided sufficient data to support the extension of the company’s vaccine to six months, including […]

Biden Admin: National COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate ‘Not Under Consideration at This Time’

The White House on Friday said President Joe Biden and other top administration officials aren’t considering a national COVID-19 vaccine mandate “at this time.” “A national vaccine requirement is not under consideration at this time. That’s where we are with that,” deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at a press briefing at the White House […]

Broadway to Require Patrons Show Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

Theaters on Broadway in New York City will require audience members to wear masks and present proof of COVID-19 vaccination. All workers, including performers and backstage crew, are also being required to get COVID-19 shots. Under the new policy, patrons must present proof that they’ve gotten a vaccine authorized by the Food and Drug Administration […]

74 Percent of COVID-19 Cases From Massachusetts Outbreak Occurred in Fully Vaccinated People: Study

A COVID-19 outbreak in a Massachusetts county in July primarily occurred among vaccinated people, sparking fears that a variant of the CCP virus can impact that population more than other strains. Of the 469 cases detected in Barnstable County, 74 percent occurred among the fully vaccinated, according to a new study published on Friday. Genomic sequencing of […]

Israel Announces Booster Pfizer Shots for Those Over 60

The Israeli government announced it will offer a third shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to citizens over 60 years old, amid ongoing efforts to slow the spread of the more contagious Delta variant of the CCP virus. Naftali Bennett, the Israeli prime minister, announced in a statement on Friday that President Isaac Herzog and his wife Michal were among the […]

AstraZeneca Lost Money on COVID-19 Vaccine In First Half of 2021

AstraZeneca, which pledged to provide its COVID-19 vaccine at no profit for the duration of the pandemic, said Thursday that losses in the first half of the year on its vaccine shaved 4 cents off the pharmaceutical giant’s earnings per share. Sales of Vaxzevria, the company’s COVID-19 vaccine, generated $1.17 billion in revenue during the first […]

AstraZeneca Lost Money on COVID-19 Vaccine in First Half of 2021

AstraZeneca, which pledged to provide its COVID-19 vaccine at no profit for the duration of the pandemic, said Thursday that losses in the first half of the year on its vaccine shaved 4 cents off the pharmaceutical giant’s earnings per share. Sales of Vaxzevria, the company’s COVID-19 vaccine, generated $1.17 billion in revenue during the first […]