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Donald Trump just revealed that he got a COVID-19 booster shot

December 20th, 2021

With the Omicron variant of COVID-19 raging and heralding “a winter of severe illness and death,” according to the White House’s ominous warning, Donald Trump chose this moment to reveal something about himself. Not only is he “fully vaxxed” against COVID-19, but he’s also gotten a booster shot. That’s something that millions of his supporters, …

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Scientists invented a patch that administers vaccines without a shot

November 11th, 2021

Scientists might have found a better way to administer vaccines that doesn’t require a needle. According to TheBrighterSide, scientists at Stanford University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have created a vaccine patch that they say provides greater protection than a standard shot. The patch, which is 3D-printed, needs to be applied …

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Biden official tells businesses to ignore court order on vaccine mandate

November 9th, 2021

Former FDA commissioner and Pfizer board member Dr. Scott Gottlieb shared some thoughts via his Twitter account over the weekend about a federal court temporarily pausing the implementation of the Biden vaccine mandate. He included some well-reasoned, level-headed commentary about whether there are less heavy-handed alternatives to reaching the goals that everyone wants during the …

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Southwest is trying to quell internal turmoil over vaccine mandates

October 19th, 2021

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has been in the news for weeks now for all the wrong reasons. There were more than 2,000 flight cancellations over a single weekend earlier this month, for example. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association has also gone to court to challenge the Southwest Airlines vaccine mandate. Add in rolling waves of flight …

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Why does the second coronavirus vaccine shot have worse side effects?

March 16th, 2021

As anyone who received a COVID vaccine sourced from Pfizer or Moderna can attest, the flu-like symptoms that can occur post-injection typically manifest after the second dose. More often than not, the only symptoms people experience after the first injection are limited to minor swelling and pain around the point of injection. At first glance, …

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What happens if you miss your second coronavirus vaccine shot?

March 15th, 2021

For a short time, back when the initial COVID-19 vaccine supply was alarmingly low, some health experts floated the idea of using existing vaccine doses that had already been set aside for second injections. The theory, at the time, was that it would be more strategic and effective to vaccinate a larger group of people …