vaccines

Troubled Maryland plant told to toss part of the J&J vaccine ingredient it manufactured

BY: - June 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators have instructed Maryland’s Emergent BioSolutions to scrap some batches of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine substance manufactured at the company’s troubled Baltimore plant, while clearing a small portion to be used in the U.S. or sent abroad. Two batches of the J&J vaccine substance made in Baltimore were deemed “suitable […]

‘5G towers,’ other conspiracies flourish at hearing on vaccine bill

BY: - June 9, 2021

A doctor warned that vaccinated people might be magnetized and pose a health risk to unvaccinated people around them. A pastor said vaccines contain ingredients like formaldehyde and fetal cells. A nurse sought to prove the truth of “magnetic vaccine crystals.” These statements — none of which are true — came during the Ohio House Health […]

Mutations, vaccines and patience: What the next six pandemic months look like

BY: - February 2, 2021

Patience and persistence. That’s what Amy Rohling McGee, president of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, is preaching about a vaccination process that’s as much a feat of scientific achievement as it is “extraordinarily slow.” The mass immunization process against COVID-19 was always going to feel like a hurry-up-and-wait affair, but watching officials mete out […]

‘Trust issues’ prompt nursing home workers to decline COVID-19 vaccine, union says

BY: - January 5, 2021

Nursing home workers are passing on their chance at early access to the COVID-19 vaccine, officials say, blowing a crosswind against a scarce supply of doses and a pandemic in a tailspin. Gov. Mike DeWine first drew attention to the issue Wednesday, claiming during a televised press briefing that roughly 60% of staffers who were […]

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Don’t let COVID-19 prevent your child’s annual doctor visit

BY: - September 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the way of life in Ohio, our country and across the world. In recent months, stay-at-home orders, mask wearing and social distancing measures have created a “new normal,” and all of us have put activities on hold to reduce the spread of the virus. But one activity that you should […]

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A coronavirus long-view: taking vaccines seriously

BY: - April 15, 2020

Like all Americans, Ohioans are understandably anxious to return to school, work, and recreation. Gov. Mike DeWine has repeatedly assured us that he won’t keep the state-at-home order in place a day longer than necessary. But the COVID-19 pandemic presents us with a moment of decision. We had better decide wisely. It’s becoming increasingly clear […]

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Don’t let Big Pharma capitalize on coronavirus

BY: - March 5, 2020

The new COVID-19 coronavirus has spread to pandemic proportions, infecting people in 30 countries as it makes its way from continent to continent. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned that it’s a matter of when, not if, the virus will spread across America. The world needs a coronavirus vaccine now — one that is […]