vaccines

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations plunge in Ohio

BY: - February 22, 2022

For more than six weeks in a row, COVID-19 infections rates have plunged across Ohio. At an early January peak, the Ohio Department of Health reported nearly 25,000 Ohioans were testing positive per day, to say nothing of those taking at-home tests or with undiagnosed cases. Last week, that daily average fell below 1,500 cases […]

Report calls on medical boards to go after COVID “disinformation doctors;” Ohio’s has not

BY: - December 31, 2021

In June, Sherri Tenpenny, a state-licensed doctor of osteopathic medicine and notorious COVID-19 disinformer, baselessly claimed in a televised, government meeting that COVID-19 vaccines “magnetize” recipients and “interface” with cell towers. The comment wasn’t an aberration from Tenpenny, who has in the past described vaccines as a tool of “depopulation.” The Ohio State Medical Board, […]

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 […]