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    Eric Clapton has claimed that anyone who has taken the Covid vaccine is a victim of 'mass formation hypnosis'. The singer, 76, previously claimed he suffered alarming side effects after his AstraZeneca jabs and released ant-lockdown single Stand And Deliver with Van Morrison in 2020. In a new interview for The Real Music Observer YouTube channel, Eric has claimed that that subliminal messaging hidden in advertising led people to get the jab.  Different take: Eric Clapton has claimed that anyone who has taken the Covid vaccine is a victim of 'mass formation hypnosis' He said: 'Whatever the memo was, it hadn't reached me. Then I started to realise there was really a memo, and a guy, Mattias Desmet [professor of clinical psychology at Ghent University in Belgium], talked about it. 'And it's great. The theory of mass formation hypnosis. And I could see it then. Once I kind of started to look for it, I saw it everywhere. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Gemma Collins displays her incredible curves as she poses in... TOWIE's Joey Turner displays his slender...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There are growing concerns that not enough children are getting the COVID vaccine. Only 35% of children 10 to 14 have received at least one dose. And while most children hospitalized are not vaccinated, some have rare side effects from the vaccine. READ MORE: Sharon Hill Police Officers Charged With Manslaughter In Fatal Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Fanta BilityThe virus and the vaccine can both cause an inflammation of the heart, but with the vaccine, it’s very rare and can be easily treated. A lesson one Philadelphia family is relieved to know. “I’m feeling pretty fine, feeling normal,” Jack Sepe said. Twelve-year-old Jack Sepe is getting ready to be released from CHOP. “It was like chest pain and it really felt like a burning and it really, really hurt,” Sepe said. The symptoms started the day after the Center City 7th grader received his Pfizer booster shot. “Whenever your kids say, there’s something wrong with your kid’s heart that’s very scary,” mother Laura Sepe said. Myocarditis can be caused by any kind of viral infection, including COVID-19, and...
    UP TO three-quarters of side effects caused by the Covid jab might be "all in the head", experts say. A landmark new study from scientists at Harvard reveals millions could be suffering with the 'Nocebo' effect. 2Up to three-quarters of side effects caused by the jab may be imagined, a landmark new study has revealedCredit: LNP 2The Harvard study found many of those studied suffered from the 'nocebo effect' - meaning they experienced a reaction because they were expecting oneCredit: Getty The phenomenon occurs when someone faces an uncomfortable reaction to a drug - simply because they expected to. Some of those who have been jabbed have reported effects ranging from headaches to fatigue. In the new study, researchers drew on reports from 44,000 people - half of whom had actually been given a placebo, or fake vaccine, such as a saline solution, the Daily Mail reports. Many of those studied said they'd suffered a side effect - but in reality, they were likely linking unrelated issues to the jab. The scientists looked at side effects reported by the 22,000...
    Up to three-quarters of reported symptoms of the COVID-19 vaccines may not be entirely real, a new study suggests. A research team from Harvard University performed a meta analysis on 12 previous studies that compared reported side effects to the Covid vaccines to those reported by people who instead received a placebo. They found that 35 percent of placebo recipients reported an adverse event - something like a headache, fatigue or other symptoms - after receiving the first dose, and 32 percent did after the second. Researchers found that 76 percent of 'systemic' adverse events after receiving the jab - symptoms that do not appear at the site of injection and instead affect other parts of the body - were likely either imagined or a result of something other than the shots. They call this the 'nocebo' effect, when a person manifests or misattributes symptoms they are feeling to medicine or treatment they recently received.  These are usually symptoms a person is actually feeling, but misattributing to the vaccine, or just a result of anxiety they have over symptoms. Researchers...
    IT'S more important than ever to get a flu jab this winter for a number of reasons. Immunity is low among Brits due to winter lockdowns, getting flu and Covid at the same time is dangerous, and you can protect yourself and others from serious illness. 1It's more important than ever to get your flu jab this yearCredit: LNP People often say getting the vaccine makes them feel ill afterwards which puts them off getting it. However, if this happens it's only temporary and very mild. The fact is, the flu jab doesn't make you sick. Flu jabs are made with either inactivated (killed) viruses, or with only a single protein from the flu virus, which will not be enough to cause illness. Dr Sarah Jarvis, GP and clinical director of Patient Access, told the Sun Online: "The flu vaccine does not contain any live virus so it physically cannot multiply when inside your body. Therefore, it cannot give you flu. "There are several reasons people feel unwell after a flu jab. "The first is, when you have the...
    COVID usually causes the same set of symptoms - a cough, runny nose or headache are just some of those you’ll be familiar with. In a small number of people, more bizarre symptoms may emerge, such as burping or pink eye. 1Covid may leave you with bladder control issuesCredit: Alamy Usually symptoms clear up on their own as the body fights infection. But as we know, the virus has left millions with “long Covid”, causing a huge array of side effects that won’t budge. Some of these may knock a person’s confidence, such as a change in their penis size or bladder control issues.  It’s important to see a doctor if you are concerned about any symptoms. They may discover that Covid isn’t the cause, and give you treatment for an underlying issue.  Here, we take a look at some of the more embarrassing problems that Covid may cause:  Burping Burping “normally happens up to 30 times a day”, both audibly and silently, according to experts. Burping tens to happens after eating, particularly foods like broccoli, apples, pears and break,...
    They say idle hands are a devil's playground, but a new study suggests a disinterested mind may always be an amusement park for evil.  Researchers at Aarhus University found people who are bored will behave more sadistically to mitigate feelings of boredom - this includes viewing images of injured people or even thinking about harming others. The team reviewed nine studies that involved more than 4,000 people in total and concluded sadistic tendencies are more pronounced among people who report chronic proneness to boredom in everyday life. The studies included military personal acting sadistic when bored on post, parents finding enjoyment in their child's misfortune and the act of hurting a worm because the individual was not satisfied with watching a movie.  Researchers at Aarhus University found people who are bored will behave more sadistically to mitigate feelings of boredom - this includes viewing images of injured people or even thinking about harming others Sadism is a psychosexual disorder in which sexual urges are gratified by the infliction of pain on another person. It is also sometimes considered as a...
    Sarah Hymas was in the shower when she felt a lump under her right armpit and immediately knew something was wrong. An ultrasound scan quickly confirmed it was a large 3cm tumour, which further tests revealed to be triple-negative breast cancer — a more difficult form of the disease to treat because it doesn’t have receptors for hormones such as oestrogen (for which there are targeted therapies). ‘It was such a shock. I’ve always been very health-conscious,’ says Sarah, 58, a psychotherapist, who is divorced with two grown-up children and lives in the South West. ‘Although I was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, it was never found in my breast, only in a lymph gland in my armpit — but doctors were confident it had originated in my breast.’ At the end of 2020, her doctors put her on immunotherapy drugs for six weeks and chemotherapy for six months to destroy the cancer. Women with this form of breast cancer — which accounts for 15 per cent of the 55,000 new cases each year in the UK — generally then...
    THE most common side effects from Covid booster shots have been revealed. They appear to be very similar to those reported after second doses were administered, and largely mild. 1People in Britain are now starting to get their Covid booster shotsCredit: AFP Researchers in the US looked at how people fared after getting their third vaccine. They logged their symptoms on a mobile app designed to track the safety of jabs, with the seven most common side effects revealed. Around 79 per cent had reactions at the injection site - pain, redness or swelling. And 74 per cent said they suffered side effects like fever, headache, chills or joint pain. However those who received the Moderna vaccine seemed to have more arm pain compared to after the second injection. These findings are very similar to the percentage who reported the same responses to their second dose. Most read in Health NewsSYMPTOM CHECKER The 6 stealth Omicron symptoms that you must never ignoreMUM'S AGONY I was heartbroken when my baby boy was born INSIDE OUT - I couldn’t hug himSPOT THE...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus vaccine-related medical questions. If you have a question, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. Can two family members who are positive isolate together? And if someone who is fully vaccinated and boosted with no symptoms is positive, how long do they isolate? – Evelyn Yes. If two family members test positive at the same time, they should be able to isolate together. Anyone who tests positive, regardless of whether they’re vaccinated or not, should isolate for a full 10 days. Friends are having their annual Christmas party with 25 plus people. I am having knee replacement surgery that following Monday. I have been fully vaccinated and boosted. Is it safe for me to attend this party? – Karen This is such a difficult question to answer because you’re going to have to weigh the risks and benefits. I would hate for you to get exposed right before you are scheduled...
    A New Zealand man got 10 vaccine doses in one day impersonating people who allegedly paid him to take the shots for them . A spokeswoman for New Zealand's Ministry of Health said the agency was investigating the incident. She declined to name where in the country the man got the shots and said it appears he visited multiple clinics. “If you know of someone who has had more vaccine doses than recommended, they should seek clinical advice as soon as practicable,” she said. NEW ZEALAND TO PASS LIFETIME BAN ON TOBACCO FOR NEXT GENERATION Medical experts said getting such a high dose is "definitely not recommended." “We have no evidence as to what side effects somebody would have with this amount of vaccine," said Nikki Turner, medical director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre. “This is not a safe thing to do. This is putting that person at risk.” Helen Petousis-Harris, a vaccinologist, called the people who allegedly paid the man "unbelievably selfish." She said it is unlikely he will come to long-term...
    Singer Billie Eilish joined The Howard Stern Show on Monday and detailed her months long battle with Covid-19. ‘F*ck that sh*t dude,” Eilish said about having Covid. “It was bad. I didn’t die, and I wasn’t going to die, but that does not take away from how miserable it was. It was terrible. I still have side effects, I was sick for like two months almost.” Eilish told Stern she got Covid in August after being vaccinated. “I want it to be clear it is because of the vaccine I’m fine,” Eilish said. “I think if I weren’t vaccinated I would have liked died. Because it was bad. When I say it was bad, I more just mean it felt horrible. But really in the scheme of Covid it wasn’t bad.” “When you’re sick you feel f*cking horrible,” Eilish continued. “The vaccine is f*cking amazing, it also saved Phineas from getting, my parents from getting it, my friends from getting it.” Eilish also told stern she currently has a cold because of coming into contact with Lorne Michaels during her SNL hosting...
    Half of American voters who are unwilling to get vaccinated for the Chinese coronavirus directly cite concern over side effects, a Harvard/Harris Poll released this week found.  The survey, taken November 30-December 2, 2021, among 1,989 registered voters, found 67 percent indicating that they have been vaccinated, with another 13 percent saying they intend to get the jab. One-fifth of Americans, 21 percent, say they “will not get the vaccine.” Notably, that is the answer for 30 percent of 18-24 year olds.  The survey then asked respondents, “Why are you not willing to take the vaccine? Please select all that apply.” Half said they are “concerned about side effects,” while 41 percent said they “don’t think it’s effective.” Another 23 percent said they are not worried about the virus, followed by 14 percent who say they have already recovered from the virus. Another 13 percent cited both religious objections as well as health concerns, and 11 percent said “it should go to other people.”  The survey comes as the Biden administration pushes not only vaccinations for children, but booster shots...
    Most voters are “concerned” about the “potential of harmful side effects” of coronavirus vaccines, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Friday found. While the survey found that nearly three-quarters of respondents, 74 percent, have been vaccinated and that 65 percent are at least “somewhat” confident in the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, 54 percent also say they are “concerned” about the “potential of harmful side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine.” Of those, 27 percent are “very” concerned, while a quarter say they are “not very concerned” and another 19 percent say they are “not at all concerned.” Notably 64 percent of Republicans, specifically, say they are concerned about the potential of harmful side effects, and 52 percent of independents and 45 percent of Democrats share that concern.  The survey also asked respondents if they believe the federal government should have the power to mandate vaccines. Most, 57 percent, said no. That sentiment is shared by 81 percent of Republicans and 63 percent of independents.  Additionally:  Voters 65 and older are most likely to have received the COVID-19 vaccine, and are...
    As far as holy grails in medicine are concerned, you don’t get one much more significant than a cure for dementia. It’s the condition many of us fear most, as the disease slowly but inexorably obliterates the mind. We’ve been waiting for a breakthrough treatment for decades, yet despite billions spent on drug development and research by governments and companies worldwide, the majority of candidates have fallen by the wayside. Some experimental medicines have even had the opposite of the intended effect, actually worsening brain function. And the only drugs currently available simply tackle specific symptoms of mild to moderate dementia — there is nothing that can slow down the disease or prevent it. So, understandably, there was huge excitement and hopeful headlines recently after the first new medicine for Alzheimer’s (the most common type of dementia) in two decades was approved by the U.S. regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As far as holy grails in medicine are concerned, you don’t get one much more significant than a cure for dementia The drug, aducanumab (brand name, Aduhelm), works...
    Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers's refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine not only left him exposed to the virus, which he contracted earlier this month, but it may have contributed to the quarterback's recent toe problems as well. Rodgers, who is 1-1 since being sidelined with coronavirus, is currently battling a foot problem, as he told SiriusXM host Pat McAfee on Tuesday.  'No lingering effects, other than the Covid Toe,' Rodgers said. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who is 1-1 since being sidelined with coronavirus , is currently battling a foot problem known as 'COVID toe,' he told SiriusXM host Pat McAfee on Tuesday It may sound like a pseudoscientific diagnosis, but Covid toe, also known as pernio or chilblains, has been found 'with increasing frequency in children and young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic,' according to a recent study in the British Journal of Dermatology. The condition can result in discoloration or lesions around the toes, and as Rodgers said after Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Vikings, it is 'very, very painful' It may sound like a pseudoscientific diagnosis,...
    PARACETAMOL is a common painkiller used to treat aches and pain. But should you use it when you are pregnant? Let's find out. 1It is safe for women to take paracetamol while pregnantCredit: Alamy Can I take paracetamol when pregnant? Pregnancy comes with aches and pains and heightened anxiety about what we put into the body. But when it comes to being pregnant or breastfeeding, paracetamol is the first choice of painkiller. It's been taken by many pregnant and breastfeeding women with no harmful effects in the mother or baby. In September 2021, a new article published in Nature Reviews Endocrinology urged caution around taking paracetamol during pregnancy. But the new consensus statement calls for caution, not concern.  For more information about how paracetamol can affect you and your baby during pregnancy, read this leaflet on the Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy (BUMPS) website. What are the side effects of paracetamol? Paracetamol very rarely causes side effects if you take it at the right dosage. But if you're worried about a side effect or notice anything unusual, it's best to talk...
    SIDE effects of the Covid booster vaccine are likely to be worse for millions of people, data suggests. Mixing the AstraZeneca vaccine with the Pfizer jab has shown to cause more symptoms like fatigue than any other combination. 1Side effects in people who recieved either the same or a different second dose to their first However, it is no reason to avoid getting the top-up shot, which drives protection against Covid back into the high 90s. Side effects are only mild and do not last very long - barely two days. It’s a small price to pay for preventing Covid infection and serious disease over a bumpy winter.  Brits eligible for a booster shot will be offered the Pfizer vaccine, regardless of what they had for their first two doses. Trials indicated the Pfizer vaccine is well tolerated as a third dose and provides a strong booster response, according to the vaccine panel the JCVI. But, considering two doses of AstraZeneca were given to millions of over 50s, care home residents and frontline workers, it means they will get a...
    IT'S more important than ever to get a flu jab this winter for a number of reasons. Immunity is low among Brits due to winter lockdowns, getting flu and Covid at the same time is dangerous, and you can protect yourself and others from serious illness. 1It's more important than ever to get your flu jab this yearCredit: LNP People often say getting the vaccine makes them feel ill afterwards which puts them off getting it. However, if this happens it's only temporary and very mild. The fact is, the flu jab doesn't make you sick. Flu jabs are made with either inactivated (killed) viruses, or with only a single protein from the flu virus, which will not be enough to cause illness. Dr Sarah Jarvis, GP and clinical director of Patient Access, told the Sun Online: "The flu vaccine does not contain any live virus so it physically cannot multiply when inside your body. Therefore, it cannot give you flu. "There are several reasons people feel unwell after a flu jab. "The first is, when you have the...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Luis Suarez and Norma Franco had been together for years. They were finally going to make it official and marry just after Thanksgiving.But COVID-19 had other plans, and instead of a wedding family members are now planning a memorial service after both died in October."She was his soulmate," said Angel Santos, their son. "They really loved each other."Santos said Suarez and Franco were not vaccinated, but were planning to get the shot soon so they could visit with family at their wedding. It was too late, however. Both came down with the virus and were hospitalized.Family members are speaking out now in the hope that their story will convince others to get vaccinated."People are worried about the side effects," Santos said. "This side effects of losing a family member are terrible, and that's what happens if you don't get vaccinated."Suarez grew up in Puerto Rico and Chicago. He was a talented baseball player and later worked as an usher for the White Sox. Because he and Norma were not married yet, once they got sick they were...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus vaccine-related medical questions. If you have a question, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's DevelopmentsI’m 59 years old and got COVID last year for Christmas. Worst gift ever! I got the Pfizer vaccine in April. Do I need a booster? I’ve never been so sick in my entire life and don’t want it ever again. – Karolee Dr. Mallika – Even if you’ve had COVID in the past, if you’re 65 and older, or have certain underlying conditions, it is still recommended that you get a booster shot 6 months after your second Pfizer dose. If you’re otherwise healthy, you do not have to get a booster at this time, but I think boosters will eventually be offered to everyone 18 and older. What side effects are you seeing most often with kids ages 5-11 who just received their first dose of the vaccine?...
    Some parents have expressed hesitation about getting their children vaccinated against the coronavirus, and after experiencing symptoms themselves, they’re nervous how their child might react. But a doctor, who oversaw one of the trials for Pfizer, said there’s no need to worry. “I’ve seen these kids get two doses of the vaccine and do very well,” said Dr. Nehali Patel, who led Pfizer’s pediatric trial at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis. “They go to school, they play sports. They’re not missing school after the vaccine.” What side effects she saw were minimal and often not necessarily a result of the vaccine itself. “In our study, we saw side effects even in the placebo arms,” she said. “Most of the reactions were local, meaning injection pain or redness at the site of injection, and even the placebo participants had the same reaction.” More COVID-19 news Latest vaccination numbers in DC, Maryland and Virginia More Local News In other words, soreness around the arm was more likely a result of the needle itself and not the actual dose. “If...
    Researchers running a small number of Pfizer's original Covid vaccine trials may have skewed their findings, an investigation has warned.  A US subcontractor paid to run an arm of the study has been accused of cutting corners, obscuring data and putting patients in harm's way. Brook Jackson, a former boss at Ventavia, said the firm did not always test patients with symptoms, which potentially skewed how well the jab performed. She told a British Medical Journal probe that as well as obscuring data, Ventavia hired underqualified staff as vaccinators and failed to follow-up on side effects.  The whistleblower has provided 'dozens' of internal company documents, photos, audio recordings and emails to back up her claims. Two other former Ventavia employees, who wished to remain anonymous, have both 'confirmed broad aspects of Jackson's complaint', the BMJ said. The Texas-based contractor was responsible for 1,000 participants at three sites in the state, or just 2 per cent of all participants in Pfizer's phase three trials. But there are concerns that similar problems may have crept into other arms of the trial, given the pressure researchers were...
    Two doses of Pfizer's Covid vaccine is safe, effective and produces a strong immune response in five to 11-year-olds, according to trial data. Researchers from the drug giant, working in tandem with academics at several top universities, calculated the jabs were 90.7 per cent effective at preventing infection. Publishing the results in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, scientists said policies to vaccinate under-12s were 'urgently needed'.  The US and a handful of other nations have already pressed ahead with the rollout to under-12s but the UK has yet to follow suit, despite mounting pressure from certain corners of the medical community.   Experts today warned the trial, of just 2,000 children, was too small to spot serious adverse reactions to the jab. Dr James Doidge, a statistician based at the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre, called for clearer data on the precise risks and benefits on giving youngsters the jabs.  Fears over a very rare heart condition side effect — called myocarditis — led British health chiefs to opt against routinely jabbing healthy 12 to 15-year-olds, who face...
    PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – More than 5,200 Texans children have received a COVID vaccine within three days of one becoming available to kids between the ages of 5 and 11. It’s still too early for any data on the impact outside of reports from clinical trials, but the stories shared by parents so far have been positive. READ MORE: Iconic South Dallas Theater Being Restored To Its Former GloryPfizer’s pediatric vaccine appears to leave kids with a sore arm or leg, depending on where they choose to get the injection, but parents report they’re not seeing any other issues. Julie Jennings eagerly grabbed up the first appointment Thursday at her pediatric practice’s Mesquite clinic. Her two boys, 9-year-old Conor and 5-year-old Sean, both have health issues that put them at high risk for COVID-related complications. “When someone says you’ll be completely fine unless your kids are immunocompromised, and you’re like, ‘Okay, awesome, right here!” she said pointing to herself. When the boys finally got vaccinated yesterday, she and the nurse cried. “‘Cause it was like relief, right? Just relief. Especially with...
    DENVER (CBS4) – With many questions swirling around vaccinations for kids as young as five years old, CBS4 hosted medical experts to discuss some of the most pressing issues parents have. As authorization has come for a younger population, many parents are concerned about dose size, health impacts and side effects. Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine to be used for children aged 5 to 11 (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images) READ MORE: Construction Continues On Chimney Hollow Reservoir In Northern Colorado“The side effects are about the same as we’ve seen in the adult population. Mild soreness in the arm, a low-grade fever, maybe a headache, maybe some muscle aches, but they only last 12 to 24 hours and they are very mild,” said Dr. Reginald Washington, the Chief Medical Officer at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. But health officials are urging parents to not let the side effects deter them. Even the worst side effects with the vaccine are not as bad as the worst effects of COVID-19. A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to...
    Two young children were mistakenly given adult doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine - two days before they were actually eligible for vaccination. The two boys, ages six and seven, received the shots at the clinic run by the Garland, Texas, health department on Halloween after nurses told the families they were eligible.  WBAL-TV reports that the children are doing fine, but their parents and pediatricians are monitoring them for side effects, and the local health department is investigating the incident. Pfizer doses for children ages five to 11 are one-third the size of doses for adults. The low dose is designed to reduce side effects while still providing children with a strong immune response to Covid. Pediatricians and public health experts say that the shots are safe for kids, with no serious side effects detected in Pfizer's clinical trial. The six-year-old son of Garland, Texas resident Julian Gonzalez was one of two children mistakenly given an adult-sized Covid vaccine dose at a clinic on Sunday. Pictured: Gonzalez and family pose for a portrait The children were mistakenly given adult vaccine...
    DENVER (CBS4) – With full CDC and FDA approval, hospitals and doctors’ offices are making appointments to give children ages 5 to 11 the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, but many parents still have lots of questions. CBSN Denver’s Makenzie O’Keefe had a chance to talk about those concerns with Dr. Reginald Washington, the chief medical officer at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. “The COVID virus is continuing to wreak havoc in all parts of the world, all parts of the country and even in Colorado,” he said. “The vaccine is another tool in our toolkit, it helps mitigate the COVID virus.” O’Keefe asked him about the thought that young children don’t need the vaccine because they don’t get as sick from the virus. “It is true that most children who get COVID do not require hospitalization. They may be sick for a few days but unfortunately we can’t predict who’s going to do well and who’s not. We have seen several children throughout the pandemic admitted to the hospital, sent to the intensive care unit. Hopefully this will prevent that...
    A majority of parents who are hesitant to get their child vaccinated against COVID-19 fear potential side effects of the vaccine. The Week 39 Household Pulse survey, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and  published on Wednesday, asked parents of children aged 12 to 17 - who were unsure or definitely did not plan to get their child vaccinated - their reasons for hesitation. More than two-thirds, 69 percent, reported they were concerned about side-effects, while one in every four parents said they were not sure if their children needed the shot. Until this week, children aged 12 to 17 were the youngest age group eligible for the vaccine, though regulators made the decision to expand vaccine authorization to children aged five to 11 earlier this week. Many parents have been undecided on vaccinating their children because kids rarely get severely ill and make up less than 0.1 percent of all Covid deaths in the U.S.  A majority of parents that do not have plans to get their child aged 12 to 17 vaccinated for Covid cite concerns about side...
    U.S. veterans who opted not to get COVID-19 vaccines by spring 2021 cited fears of side effects and how new the shots were as their reasons for not getting jabbed, a new survey finds. A joint research team from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University polled military veterans on their vaccination status. They found that veterans were likely to get the Covid vaccine when it became available to them, with more than 70 percent having received the shot by March. But of the roughly 30 percent who were hold outs, they had a wide range of reasons for why they were passing up on the jab.  Veterans who were eligible for the Covid jab but not yet vaccinated by March 2021 cited a wide range of reasons for not having the shot yet. The most common were concerns about the shots side-effects and the newness of the vaccine Researchers, who published their findings on Wednesday in JAMA Network Open, sent a web-based survey to a database of military veterans. In total, 1,178 responded to the survey and 71...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Many Chicago parents are signing their younger kids up for COVID-19 vaccinations, now that the CDC has given the green light for children ages five to 11. They’re joining kids across the country who are starting to get their shots. READ MORE: Heather Mack Arrested On Federal Conspiracy And Obstruction Of Justice Charges In Mother's Murder, After Release From Prison In IndonesiaAround 28 million U.S. grade school students are eligible. Some of the first kids got the low-dose Pfizer vaccine in Hartford, Connecticut Tuesday night. READ MORE: Off-Duty CPD Officer Shot, Killed During Quarrel With Fellow CPD Officer Wife On Far Northwest Side, Sources SayThe children’s shots are one-third the size of adult doses, with different colored packaging and smaller needles. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky says the decision to okay the vaccine for kids was not taken lightly. She said vaccine protection and side effects. MORE NEWS: Niquita Booker Charged With Murder Of Kailah Bledsoe In GreshamWalensky says in testing, there were no severe side effects for kids, if anything a sore arm that goes away after a...
    Dr. Ben Carson on vaccinating children: "This is really a giant experiment. Do we want to put our children at risk… https://t.co/iwzUq3eDOF — Scott Morefield (@Scott Morefield) 1635720055.0 What else? The FDA on Friday announced its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech in children ages 5 to 11 years old and in a statement said, "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet next week to discuss further clinical recommendations," The panel is set to convene on Tuesday to discuss recommendations. If and when the CDC gives the shot the green light, health care providers will be permitted to administer the vaccines. Vaccination for children in the 5-11 age group will be similar to that of adults — two doses separated by three weeks — but at a lower, 10mcg dosage, compared to the 12-and-over dosage of 30mcg. "The vaccine's safety was studied in approximately 3,100 children age 5 through 11 who received the vaccine and no serious side effects have been detected in the ongoing study,"...
    (CNN)Many pediatricians have already placed their orders for child-sized doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine and are anxiously awaiting their shipments of shots.And parents are coming at them with a lot of questions: When can my child come in to get their vaccine? And what are the side effects? But before administering vaccine, doctors' offices are waiting for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to give the green light. And, of course, they're waiting for the vaccines themselves. FDA authorizes Pfizers Covid-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11On Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration authorized two 10-microgram doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to be administered three weeks apart to children ages 5 to 11. Vaccine maker Pfizer and its partner BioNTech said they will begin shipping the pediatric doses of their vaccine immediately."Everybody is very excited -- even my kids," Dr. Ilan Shapiro, medical director of health education and wellness for a federally qualified health clinic at AltaMed in California, told CNN on Friday. His children are ages 6 and 9.Read MoreSome 28 million children ages...
    In this April 13, 2021, file photo, kindergarten students wait for their parents to pick them up on the first day of in-person learning at Maurice Sendak Elementary School in Los Angeles.Jae C. Hong/AP Photo Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration’s advisory committee recommended that the agency authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5-11. That approval could come any day now—listen closely, and you may hear a collective sigh of relief emanating from millions of parents. But not everyone is celebrating: Anti-vaccine activists are already planting seeds of doubt. Among disinformation experts, there’s a strategy called “prebunking”—basically, educating people about the kinds of rumors they can expect to encounter. It’s like, well, an immunization—but for disinformation. In that spirit, here are five claims that anti-vaxxers are already making, along with the reasons they’re wrong. Almost all kids who get severe cases of COVID-19 have pre-existing conditions, so we don’t need vaccines for healthy kids that age. Nope: About a third...
    By Sandee LaMotte | CNN When a US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee recommended Tuesday that the agency grant emergency use authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 for children between the ages of 5 and 11, it was based on data gathered during clinical trials conducted around the United States. One of those clinical trials was conducted by Dr. Emanuel “Chip” Walter Jr., chief medical officer of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute and professor of pediatrics at the Duke School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. Walter held a briefing Wednesday on the Duke trial, sharing an insider’s perspective on the scientific process. The clinical trial, which began in March, first investigated various reduced dosages of the Pfzier-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11. The study determined that one-third of the adult dose, or 10 micrograms, produced an adequate immune response that was “best tolerated for children of that age, with the fewest side effects like fever, aches and chills and things like that,” Walter said. That dosage was then administered in a larger trial of 4,500 children, of...
    OLDER Brits are being told to get their flu and Covid booster jabs as soon as possible ahead of winter.  Experts say it is “safe” to get them at the same time if invited to do so. 1Dame Joan Collins receiving her coronavirus and flu jabs simultaneouslyCredit: PA But some may be wary of the side effects wiping them out for days on end if they get a jab in each arm. Here we look at whether getting a Covid booster and flu jab simultaneously will make the side effects worse. Why are people getting both vaccines? This winter sees the threat of both flu and the coronavirus circulating at a high level. Public health chiefs say it is vital for the most vulnerable to have optimal protection from both diseases. They can individually cause severe illness, but co-infection could be significantly worse.  All over-50s will be invited by the NHS for a Covid booster shot six months after their second dose, and a free flu vaccine. They may get an invite to get both at one session, should the...
    Memory loss and "brain fog" may be long-term side effects of COVID-19, according to researchers.  In a recent study published last week in the journal JAMA Network Open, Mt. Sinai Health System experts analyzed data from 740 participants – some of whom had contracted the virus and some who had only received a COVID-19 vaccine. DEMENTIA SIGNS ARE IN THE BLOOD, RESEARCHERS SAY The average age of the patients – who had no history of dementia – was 49 and 63% were women. The mean time from COVID-19 diagnosis was nearly eight months and the majority of those studied were White.  In order to measure the prevalence of post-COVID-19 cognitive impairment and its association with the severity of the disease, the team analyzed patient data from April 2020 through May 2021. Healthcare workers during an intubation procedure to a COVID-19 patient (iStock) Patients, who had been treated in outpatient, emergency department or inpatient hospital settings, reported their own participant demographic characteristics. Cognitive functioning was tested using "well-validated neuropsychological measures," including counting forward and backward, a language test and the Hopkins...
    Being overweight or obese can increase a person's likelihood of being symptomatic after contracting COVID-19, a new study finds. Researchers from Children's Hospital Los Angeles investigated the likelihood of COVID-19 symptoms depending on patients' weights. They found overweight and obese people were more likely to have a symptomatic Covid case than those with normal weights. The disparity was largest for those aged 12 to 17, with overweight and obese participants found to be twice as likely to suffer a symptomatic case. Overweight people also felt more symptoms on average, reporting three compared to only two reported on average for people with lower weights. Researchers found that overweight and obese teens were twice as likely to suffer a symptomatic case of COVID-19 than those who were of healthy weight (center). They were also more likely to experience more symptoms from the virus America's obesity epidemic likely made the pandemic worse for the nation, and turned some potentially asymptomatic cases into more mild ones (file image) 'Even when infected with similar amounts of virus, overweight and obesity are risk factors for greater...
    A healthcare clinician prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for a commuter during the opening of MTA's public vaccination program at the 179th Street subway station in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., May 12, 2021.Shannon Stapleton | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday published data listing the most common side effects people reported after receiving boosters of Pfizer or Moderna's Covid vaccine or a second dose of Johnson & Johnson's. The data, presented to the agency's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, is based on submissions to the agency's text messaging system v-safe and the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, a national vaccine safety surveillance program. The advisory group is meeting Thursday to discuss booster shots of Moderna and J&J's vaccine as well as whether people can mix and match the companies' shots. The most common side effects reported after getting a third shot of an mRNA vaccine were pain at the injection site, fatigue, muscle pain, headache and fever, followed by chills and...
    The United Kingdom's drug regulatory agency added a rare autoimmune nerve disorder to its list of possible COVID-19 vaccine complications. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency updated vaccine side effects to include Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS, a paralysis-inducing disease of the nervous system. "Following the most recent review of the available data the evidence of a possible association has strengthened," MHRA said. INDIA CELEBRATES 1 BILLION VACCINE DOSES AND HOPES TO SPEED SECOND SHOTS The agency said it received 432 reports of GBS possibly related to the AstraZenica vaccine, and 26 reports of a similar condition called Miller Fisher Syndrome. The Pfizer vaccine had 59 reports of GBS. "Therefore, following advice from the government’s independent advisory body, the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) and its COVID-19 Vaccines Benefit Risk Expert Working Group, the product information for the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca was further updated to include GBS in the tabulated list of adverse reactions associated with the AstraZeneca vaccine and to encourage healthcare professionals and the public to look out for signs of GBS,"...
    Dennis Buzukja details scary COVID-19 side effects that left him ‘slowly dying’ ahead of Ring of Combat title fight. Dennis Buzukja is gearing up to fight for a title at Ring of Combat on Saturday but that isn’t even close to the biggest fight he’s ever had. Over the course of the last year and a half, Buzukja has been battling with very serious COVID-19 side effects and a shoulder injury. Neither of which he says will keep him from fighting for his dream. “Before Contender Series, when I had my Ring of Combat title fight [February 29, 2020], I had gotten COVID but at the time we didn’t know what it was,” Buzukja told FanSided. “I just thought it was a really bad flu, I got really, really sick at the time. I needed an inhaler, couldn’t breathe. I almost went to the hospital. During training camp it was really bad, I lost 10 pounds in three days. I had all of the symptoms of COVID; lost my taste, smell, couldn’t breathe. They put me on antibiotics, I fought two...
    Cam Newton says he has been vaccinated against contracting COVID-19 and is ready to return to the NFL. The quarterback who was cut by New England just before the season began published a video on his YouTube channel saying it’s time to get back into pro football. He is a free agent. “Hell yeah, I still want to play football,” Newton said in the video. “I still get that urge to go out and perform and do something that I’ve been doing since I was 7 years old.” The 2015 NFL MVP was the Patriots’ starter for most of 2020, when they went 7-9 during a pandemic-impacted season. But New England went with first-round draft choice Mac Jones this year and released the 32-year-old Newton. There were COVID-19 related issues for Newton last season, and he was absent for three preseason practices this summer in what the team termed a misunderstanding about protocols. Newton was not vaccinated when he was released, but says he now is. He added that “side effects weren’t beneficial to me” for not getting...
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration'(FDA) is delaying its decision on whether or not to authorize Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for teenagers due to concerns the jab may be causing rare heart inflammation. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports the decision that was expected to have been made by now has been pushed back a few weeks.   The FDA will be looking at any potential links Moderna has to heart inflammation, known as myocarditis, especially compared to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to the newspaper. Last week, three Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland and Sweden, restricted the vaccine's use for young people over concerns of heart inflammation. A fourth, Norway, also recommended young adults and adolescents opt for the Pfizer vaccine instead of the Moderna shot. The FDA publicly defended the Moderna vaccine earlier this week, and concerns over heart inflammation in young people have long been warned about by U.S. health officials. An FDA decision on whether the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will receive authorization for people younger than 18 will be delayed, according to a report, amid concerns over the vaccine causing heart inflammation...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Children who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus under a nationwide trial and their parents are speaking out, saying they are grateful for inoculations that will protect them. CBS4’s Peter D’Oench spoke exclusively with their parents Ira and Pamela Schatten and their children, Sara, who just turned 8 years old, and Matthew, who is 10. READ MORE: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Offers State Ports To Help End Supply-Chain CrisisIra Schatten called CBS4 after seeing our report on Monday about Memorial Regional pediatric immunologist Dr. Hanadys Ale, who had enrolled her 13-month-old son Alejandro in the Moderna Kidcove trial that tests how the vaccine protects children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years old. Schatten, who is a pharmacist at Hollywood Regional Hospital South, said, “It was important because COVID rates are high and this gives them earlier access to the vaccine and on top of it I thought the vaccine was safer than getting COVID. The other reason is I thought it would protect other kids.” ”I was worried about side effects but there is such...
    A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has endorsed emergency authorization for Moderna’s half-dose COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for certain groups of people. The latest guidance from the feds calls for Moderna booster shots to be administered at least six months following the completion of the two-dose vaccination process for certain groups. Currently, the booster is recommended for people 65 and older and Americans between the ages of 18 and 64 who are immunocompromised and at a greater occupational risk of exposure or severe side effects from the virus. Related story - COVID-19: Studies Determine How Effective Moderna Vaccine Is Six Months After Second Dose According to Moderna, the side effects of booster shots are comparable to those experienced after getting a second dose of the vaccine, with mostly mild side effects being reported by those involved in the trial. Moderna applied for authorization of a booster shot with the FDA on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Earlier story - COVID-19: New Study Reveals How Long Protection From Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Could Last With the FDA advisory panel’s unanimous endorsement, it...
    Parents from Indiana say their children were accidentally given adult doses of a COVID-19 vaccine instead of flu shots. Alexandra and Joshua Price, from Evansville, told WFIE that the family went to a Walgreens store on October 4 so they could all get influenza jabs.   Instead, the Prices say the pharmacist gave doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine not just to the adults but also to their five-year-old daughter, Sophia, and four-year-old son, Lukas. However, the Pfizer vaccine is only approved for those aged 16 and older and authorized for those aged 12 to 15. The company has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization in kids aged five to 11. The Prices says that their kids are now suffering side effects including high blood pressure and increased heart rate.  Alexandra and Joshua Price, from Evansville, Indiana, went to a Walgreen store on October 4 with their two children so they could all get flu shots. Pictured: Alexandra (far left) and Joshua (second from right) with their two children Instead, all four of them...
    White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci stated Wednesday that officials “don’t really see any true basis” for concerns from airline pilots about receiving the coronavirus vaccine. Dr. Anthony Fauci on concerns from airline pilots about COVID-19 vaccines: "We dont really see any true basis in that concern." Full video here: https://t.co/zdtWUw9qQP pic.twitter.com/WYguF7PePe — CSPAN (@cspan) October 13, 2021 A transcript is as follows: REPORTER: Commercial airline pilots are held to pretty high physical fitness standards. They undergo medical evaluation every six months to maintain their medical certificate to fly. Pilots at American and Southwest, in particular, are arguing that they are reluctant to get vaccinated because of the potential career-ending side effects. They note the FAA has warned pilots not to fly 48 hours after the shot because of the immediate side effects. There’s concern there could be long term side effects that could cause them to lose their medical certification and thus lose their job. Is this a valid concern? DR. ANTHONY FAUCI: Right now, on the basis of literally hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of millions of vaccinations that...
    A new cancer treatment can destroy tumours in patients who have been diagnosed as terminally ill, a study has found. Researchers say a combination of immunotherapy drugs trigger the body’s immune system to attack cancer cells and result in a ‘positive trend in survival’. During a trial on head and neck cancer patients, they discovered the medication led to a reduction in the size of tumours. In some cases, the tumours disappeared. The study by scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust involved almost 1,000 patients. A study by experts at the Institute of Cancer Research (pictured) and the Royal Marsden Trust found a new cancer treatment can destroy tumours in patients who are diagnosed terminally ill RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'My wife would've been saved if the GP had come to our... Fury over rise of 'part-time' GPs (who earn £100,000 a... Share this article Share Standard ‘extreme’ treatment involves an aggressive cocktail of two chemotherapy drugs and a targeted...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — In the midst of Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes news that has doctors concerned. The news is that COVID-19 booster shots can cause lymph node inflammation, and oncologists worry it could keep women from getting their yearly mammogram. A swollen lymph node can be an indicator of breast cancer and can also create false concern if it is the result of the vaccine. The impact on lymph nodes from COVID-19 vaccines created quite a stir a year ago. But a year later, there is no question whether it’s the original dose or the booster shot that can cause lymph nodes under the arm to enlarge, and because it can show up in your mammogram, AHN’s Dr. Alisa Sumkin says you should wait around four to six weeks after your vaccine dose to have the test done. However, experts say if you have any symptoms whatsoever, you should not delay getting the test done. Dr. Sumkin says you should make sure you let everyone know you’ve had a vaccine shot and which arm you received the dose in....