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Transparency by drug companies, scrutiny by journalists, vital in vaccine news

Pfizer’s chairman and CEO proclaimed in a Pfizer company news release: “Today is a great day for science and humanity.” In that PR news release – but only in that format – Pfizer announced early results of “a vaccine efficacy rate above 90%, at 7 days after the second dose.” That’s about all we know… Read More »

Vaccine Awareness Week Update 2021

This week, we celebrate our 12th anniversary of Vaccine Awareness Week. In this video, Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) — which will celebrate its 40th anniversary as an organization in April 2022 — summarizes some of the high and low points we’ve experienced over the past year.… Read More »

Journalists Drill Down on Covid Vaccine Boosters, Misinformation Online

KHN Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber discussed how hospitals are dealing with covid-19 on WOSU’s “All Sides With Ann Fisher” on Tuesday. Weber also discussed the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a covid vaccine booster on WAMU’s “1A” on Sept. 24. KHN reporter Victoria Knight discussed doctors who spread covid misinformation on social media on… Read More »

Bill de Blasio pleads with NBA star Kyrie Irving to get vaccine

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio , a Democrat, asked Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving to get the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, according to a public overture. Irving, a seven-time National Basketball Association All-Star and NBA champion, wants to keep his vaccine status private, according to comments made over Zoom during the Nets’ media day.… Read More »