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Court says FDA overstepped authority in anti-ivermectin COVID advisories

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NEW ORLEANS, La., September 3, 2023—A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Friday September 1, to revive a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by doctors who each claim their individual ability to practice medicine was hindered […]

China in Lockdown: Zero-COVID policy protests

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Large protests in China occurred over last weekend after tensions boiled over from the government’s “zero-COVID” policy. The Associated Press referred to the demonstrations as “the most widespread protests since the army crushed the 1989 student-led Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement.” To ease the spread of protests, Reuters reports that at least two Chinese cities – […]

FDA-authorized Paxlovid by Pfizer offers no benefit to non-seniors


A study of over 100 thousand patients published in the New England Journal of Medicine on August 24, 2022, shows that oral protease inhibitor nirmatrelvir, used in combination with ritonavir under the brand name Paxlovid, offered no evidence of statistically reducing the rate of hospitalization from COVID among both treated and untreated patients 40 to […]

U.S. Secret Service returns $2.3 billion in pandemic related fraud

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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 27, 2022—On Friday the U.S. Secret Service announced the return of approximately $286 million in fraudulently obtained Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to the Small Business Administration (SBA). These recovered funds were generated by fraudulently submitted EIDL loan applications using fabricated or stolen employment and personal information.  Since 2020, the Secret Service […]

Inslee rescinds over a dozen COVID proclamations as CDC updates guidelines for schools

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OLYMPIA, Wash., August 14, 2022 – Governor Jay Inslee rescinds 13 COVID-19 proclamations under his emergency authority according to proclamations released on August 5 and signed on July 29. All the recensions take effect at 12:01 a.m. on October 27, 2022. The recensions relate to Long-Term Care facility guidelines, and the reinstatement of various policies […]

FDA limits EUA of J&J vaccine to those 18 years of age and older

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SILVER SPRING, MD, May 5, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has limited the authorized use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older for whom other authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccines are not accessible or clinically appropriate, and to individuals 18 years of age and older who […]

Pandemic Billionaire Wealth

Pandemic Billionaire

For the majority of Americans — honestly, for most people globally — the pandemic has been difficult financially: loss of employment, wage and hiring freezes, reduced hours, soaring inflation, etc. Yet somehow, the ten richest billionaires more than doubled their wealth during the pandemic. In a recent annual report from Oxfam, billionaires’ wealth grew at […]

Biden affirms COVID-19 is a state issue

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WASHINGTON D.C., December 27, 2021 – Today in the virtual meeting with members of the National Governors Association, President Joe Biden laid out his steps the federal government is taking to combat the Omicron surge. However, he put the onus on governors to take ownership of their authorities to develop “state level” solutions to ending […]

CDC shortens COVID-19 isolation and quarantine times

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CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population ATLANTA, Ga., December 27, 2021 – Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, today the CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days […]

AG Ferguson tests positive for COVID

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OLYMPIA, Wash., December 24, 2021 – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Thursday announced he has tested positive for COVID-19. It is uncertain which variant he has but, according to Ferguson, he is experiencing COVID symptoms. Ferguson began experiencing symptoms on Sunday, December 19, and is currently isolating with his family. Ferguson, who is […]

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