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#VaccineInjured Trends on Twitter After British Report
The hashtag #vaccineinjured trended on Twitter late Wednesday after GBN, a British news channel, aired a special on those who said their lives were upended after taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
Some of these individuals held up photos of loved ones they said died after taking the vaccine, or said they suffered from an adverse reaction. The show was intended to shed light on these cases and criticized social media platforms for silencing them.
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COVID-19 BOOSTERS BARELY WORK, STUDIES SHOW
The COVID-19 vaccine’s effectiveness could drop to about 20 percent a few months after the booster shot is administered, according to an Italian review of COVID studies. "Booster doses were found to restore the VE [vaccine effectiveness] to levels comparable to those acquired soon after administration of the second dose; however, a fast decline of booster VE against Omicron was observed, with less than 20% VE against infection and less than 25% VE against symptomatic disease at 9 months from the booster administration," the authors wrote in the paper.
The study found that two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were less than 5 percent effective at preventing a symptomatic infection with the Omicron variant, which is famous for evading the immune defense system. Three doses were up to about 22 percent effective at preventing symptomatic infection.
AMERICANS SEE WASHINGTON AS LOSING THE COVID WAR
A recent Pew Research poll found a dramatic shift in the trust Americans have in health officials after more than two years of dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak.
The survey found that President Joe Biden has lost public support in his handling of the outbreak.
The survey pointed out that about 65 percent of Americans said they were confident in his ability to deal with the virus at the beginning of his presidency. The survey now says 56 percent of Americans believe he is doing a “fair or poor job” in handling the outbreak. Just 43 percent polled said he is doing an excellent job.
URUGUAY: NO JAB FOR KIDS. LEGAL FIGHT CONTINUES
A judge in Uruguay issued an injunction last week that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine for children under the age of 13 while a legal case plays out about the jab’s safety and government contracts.
The case focuses on information about the ingredients of the Pfizer COVID-19 jab and contracts that were signed prior to its approval in the country. Alejandro Recarey, the judge of the Administrative Litigation Court, said last month that the company should provide documentation on the composition of the vaccine “including the possible presence of ‘graphene oxide’ or ‘nanotechnological elements.’”
The AFP, citing the document, reported that Recarey, the judge who issued the injunction, requested that authorities "explain whether alternative anticovid-19 therapies have been studied" and "if not, clarify why these solutions were not explored." (CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO THE TRENDS JOURNAL AND SEE THIS WEEK’S FULL COVID-19 COVERAGE)