Norway: 248 deaths and nearly 52,000 reports of other Covid vaccine side-effects

From a population of just 5.3 million people, Norway has reported a total of 248 deaths as suspected side effects after a Covid vaccine, according to the latest Adverse Reaction Report from the Norwegian Medicines Agency, published on Thursday, 20th January.     More...

BMJ: We must have raw data for Covid-19 vaccines and treatments now

“despite the global rollout of Covid-19 vaccines and treatments, the anonymised participant level data underlying the trials for these new products remain inaccessible to doctors, researchers, and the public—and are likely to remain that way for years to come. This is morally indefensible for all trials, but especially for those involving major public health interventions.”    More...

US: 44% of kids hospitalized with Covid developed neurological symptoms

44% of children hospitalized with Covid developed neurological symptoms, the most common being headache, acute encephalopathy and seizures. Youngsters with MIS-C most often had headache, acute encephalopathy and dizziness. Rarer symptoms of both conditions included loss of smell, vision impairment, stroke and psychosis.     More...

Science Magazine: Covid vaccines may cause Long Covid–like symptoms

In November 2021, in the New England Journal of Medicine, William Murphy, an immunologist at the University of California, Davis proposed that an autoimmune mechanism triggered by the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein might explain both Long Covid symptoms and some rare vaccine side effects.    More...

New Zealand: Isolation period for Covid cases extended to 14 days

New Zealand has extended its isolation period for Covid cases from ten days to 14 days. The extension is in response to the increased infectiousness of the Omicron variant.  Close contacts of cases, who were previously required to isolate for seven days, must now isolate for 10 days.    More...

Preprint: SARS-CoV-2 cell-to-cell spread occurs rapidly and is insensitive to antibody neutralization

“Cell-to-cell spread of SARS-CoV-2 showed no sensitivity to monoclonal antibody or convalescent plasma neutralization. These observations suggest that, once cells are infected, SARS-CoV-2 may be more difficult to neutralize in cell types and anatomical compartments permissive for cell-to-cell spread.”    More...

Italy: 385 Covid deaths and 188,000 new cases in one day despite the harshest restrictions on Earth

Where did it all go wrong for Italy? The pandemic got off to a hideous start in Bergamo, Northern Italy, in 2020, and the country has since gone from one crisis to another in the pandemic.  Italy is now in the midst of one of the worst Omicron battles in the world, despite compulsory vaccinations, vaccine passports, fines for not being vaccinated, and all the other accoutrements of a dystopian police state.
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CDC: Prior Covid-19 infection offered better protection than vaccination during Delta wave

CDC: “Before Delta became the predominant variant in June, case rates were higher among persons who survived a previous infection than persons who were vaccinated alone. By early October, persons who survived a previous infection had lower case rates than persons who were vaccinated alone.”    More...

UK: 1,129 Covid deaths in three days

There have been 1,129 Covid deaths in the last 3 days in the UK. Coronavirus cases are now rising again. Does this sound like the final days of a two year-long pandemic, or the right time to remove ALL mitigations?     More...