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Inslee rescinds COVID-19 vaccination requirements for state employees

COVID-19 vaccination

OLYMPIA, Wash., May 12, 2023—Governor Jay Inslee announced on Wednesday that he rescinded Directive 22-13.1 effective Thursday, May 11, 2023, ending the condition of employment related to COVID-19 vaccination for executive cabinet and small cabinet agencies. The timing aligns with the end of the federal public health emergency and lifting of vaccination requirements for federal employees and […]

FDA authorizes use of bivalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, monovalent rescinded

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

SILVER SPRING, MD, April 18, 2023—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 bivalent mRNA vaccines to simplify the vaccination schedule for most individuals. This action includes authorizing the current bivalent vaccines (original and omicron BA.4/BA.5 strains) to be used for all doses administered […]

BREAKING: EU launches investigation into the acquisition of COVID vaccines

COVID vaccines

LUXEMBOURG, October 17, 2022—The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) announced last Friday, October 14, that it has launched an investigation into the acquisition of COVID-19 vaccines in the European Union (EU).  The EPPO is an independent public prosecution office of the EU, and since June of 2021, it has been investigating, prosecuting, and bringing to judgment […]

Bombshell: Pfizer Exec admits COVID vaccine never tested on preventing transmissions

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BRUSSELS—During a hearing today on the European Union’s COVID-19 response, Pfizer’s president of international developed markets, Janine Small, admitted that its vaccine had never been tested before its release to the general public on its ability to prevent the transmission of COVID when asked by Dutch politician and a current Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Robert […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fifth Circuit rules ‘ongoing coercion’ by United Airlines of its vaccine mandate

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United Airlines employees who are suing the airline for its COVID-19 vaccine mandate just got a second chance to make their case. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a district court judge on February 17 to reconsider after he initially denied the employees’ request to block the policy. Back in September, eight Texas-based United […]

The FDA accepts legal aid from Pfizer and delays releasing licensure pages till May

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As the Lynnwood Times reported previously, Federal Judge Mark T. Pittman of the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas ordered the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to accelerate the release of an estimated 451,000 pages of material related to the licensing of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on January 6, 2022. The FDA must […]

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 […]

New CDC Data supports natural immunity against COVID-19

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New data released from the Center for Disease Control reignites the formerly dismissed debate about natural immunity against COVID-19. Though the data indicate that prior infections provided greater immunity than vaccines alone, the CDC maintains that vaccination is the safest strategy against COVID-19.  The CDC’s Data In the first month of 2022, nearly two years […]

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