April 14, 2021

Worry Over 2 Covid Vaccines Deals Fresh Blow to Europe’s Inoculation Push

(New York Times) – First it was AstraZeneca. Now Johnson & Johnson. Last week, British regulators and the European Union’s medical agency said they had established a possible link between AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine and very rare, though sometimes fatal, blood … Read More

April 13, 2021

AZ COVID Vaccine: Causal Link to Severe Thrombosis Established

(Medscape) – Two scientific studies establishing a causal relationship between the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and severe thrombotic complications have now been published. The articles — one from a German/Austrian/Canadian collaboration and one from a Norwegian group — were published online … Read More

April 13, 2021

A New Edition of The New England Journal of Medicine Is Now Available

The New England Journal of Medicine (vol. 383, no. 12, 2020) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Consent to Trainee Involvement in Pediatric Care” by E.A. Largent “Examining Examinations Conducted under Anesthesia” by M.F. Greene “June Medical Services … Read More

April 12, 2021

Some Quebec Health-Care Workers Will Now Need to Show Proof of Vaccination

(CBC) – Quebec’s Health Ministry issued a decree Saturday that verges on making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for health-care workers in certain sectors. In a news release Saturday afternoon, the ministry said the move is necessary due to “the growing risk … Read More

April 12, 2021

Chinese Covid-19 Vaccine Efficacy Is ‘Not High,’ Top Health Official Admits

(CNN) – The efficacy of Chinese Covid-19 vaccines is “not high” and authorities are weighing options to bolster protection — including mixing different shots, China’s top disease control official has said. “The protection rates of existing vaccines are not high,” … Read More