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Champion Show Jumper, 22, Who Suffered Reaction to Moderna Vaccine May Never Ride Again + More

The Defender’s COVID NewsWatch provides a roundup of the latest headlines related to the SARS CoV-2 virus, including its origins and COVID vaccines.

U.S. Reviewing if Moderna Shot Tied to Higher Heart Inflammation Risk + More

The Defender’s COVID NewsWatch provides a roundup of the latest headlines related to the SARS CoV-2 virus, including its origins and COVID vaccines.

Many Employers, Including Pfizer and J&J, Mandate Vaccines — Why Doesn’t Moderna? + More

The Defender’s Big Brother NewsWatch brings you the latest headlines related to governments’ abuse of power, including attacks on democracy, civil liberties and use of mass surveillance.

Britain OKs Moderna Vaccine for Ages 12 and Up + More

The Defender’s COVID NewsWatch provides a roundup of the latest headlines related to the SARS CoV-2 virus, including its origins and COVID vaccines.

Actress Sally Kirkland After Moderna Vaccine: In My 79 Years, I’ve Never Experienced This Level of Pain

Immediately after her second Moderna shot, award-winning actress Sally Kirkland knew something was wrong — five months later, she remains in almost constant pain.

FDA Approves Boosters for Immunocompromised, Pfizer and Moderna Set to Reap Billions From Sales of Third Shot

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a third COVID shot for immunocompromised patients. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have not been fully approved, and neither company has completed late-stage clinical trials proving a third dose will work.

25-Year-Old Develops Myocarditis After Moderna Vaccine, Mother Says Doctors ‘Downplayed’ Connection

In an interview with The Defender, Deborah Brenner said some doctors “were totally against” connecting her son’s heart damage to the COVID vaccine when he suffered an adverse reaction just days after receiving his first dose of the Moderna vaccine.

No Laughing Matter — Comedian Jimmy Dore Says ‘Symptoms Never Went Away’ After Second Moderna Shot

Jimmy Dore told Joe Rogan on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast that months after receiving the second dose of the Moderna COVID vaccine, he continues to suffer side effects including fevers, body aches, exhaustion and a stiff neck.

At FDA Urging, Pfizer and Moderna to Include Thousands More Children in Clinical Trials

Citing concerns about the risk of heart inflammation associated with the vaccines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asked Pfizer and Moderna to expand the number of children in their clinical trials.

Pfizer, Moderna Expand Studies of COVID Vaccine to Children Age 5 to 11 + More

The Defender’s COVID NewsWatch provides a roundup of the latest headlines related to the SARS CoV-2 virus, including its origins and COVID vaccines.

Super Bowl Champ Tells RFK, Jr.: 6 Months After Moderna Vaccine, Wife’s Injury ‘Progressively Worse’

Green Bay Packers hall-of-famer Ken Ruettgers told RFK, Jr. on “The Defender Podcast” he started a website where people can share their stories of COVID vaccine injuries after his wife suffered a “severe reaction” to the Moderna vaccine.

Experts Warn of ‘Huge Risk’ as Moderna Launches COVID Vaccine Trials for Pregnant Women

The vaccine maker is launching a clinical trial to assess safety of its vaccine in pregnant women, despite 133,000 pregnant women having already received a COVID vaccine prior to trials.

Man Dies After Second Moderna Dose Following Rare Blood Clotting Disorder Linked to the Vaccine, Doctors Say

Doctors in Pennsylvania documented a case of vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia after the second dose of Moderna, complicating theories that prior clotting cases were solely caused by adenovirus-based vaccines.

FDA Adds Heart Inflammation Warning to Pfizer, Moderna COVID Vaccines as Some Experts Call for Full Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration added a warning to fact sheets — as advised by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — for Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines indicating an increased risk of myocarditis and pericarditis following vaccination.

CDC Finds ‘Likely’ Link Between Heart Inflammation and Pfizer, Moderna COVID Vaccines

During today’s meeting, members of a CDC advisory committee acknowledged 1,200 cases of heart inflammation in 16- to 24-year-olds, and said mRNA COVID vaccines should carry a warning statement — but physicians and other public commenters accused the CDC of exaggerating the risk to young people of COVID, and minimizing the risk of the vaccines.

5th Exec Joins Moderna Billionaire Club — as Stock Price Soars Despite Growing Number of Injury Reports

For the fifth time since the onset of the COVID pandemic in early 2020, the skyrocketing price of Moderna stock has produced a billionaire, but the vaccine is coming under increasing scrutiny for possible links to blood clots and heart inflammation.

19-Year-Old College Freshman Dies From Heart Problem One Month After Second Dose of Moderna Vaccine

Simone Scott underwent a heart transplant one month after developing what her doctors believe was myocarditis following her second dose of Moderna. She received the second vaccine May 1 and died June 11.

Exclusive: Dad Says Life ‘Not the Same’ for 21-Year-Old Student Who Developed Myocarditis After Second Moderna Shot

A New Jersey student whose college, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, requires all students to be fully vaccinated in order to attend classes in the fall became ill within hours of receiving the second dose of Moderna’s COVID vaccine.

CDC: Teens Vaccinated With Pfizer or Moderna at Higher Risk of Heart Inflammation

In guidance quietly updated June 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there is a higher-than-expected number of cases of myocarditis among young teens after the second dose of an mRNA COVID vaccine.

Pfizer, Moderna Say Kids as Young as 5 Could Get COVID Vaccines by September

Pfizer and Moderna say children as young as 5 could be eligible for COVID vaccines by early September, as both companies complete trials.

Canadian Doctor Tells RFK, Jr.: Many Patients Experiencing ‘Serious Injuries’ After Moderna Vaccine

Dr. Charles Hoffe told Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., on the “RFK Jr. The Defender Podcast,” British Columbia health officials threatened to take his medical license and forbid him from saying anything negative about the COVID vaccine.

Moderna Says Its COVID-19 Shot Works in Kids as Young as 12 + More

The Defender’s COVID NewsWatch provides a roundup of the latest headlines related to the SARS CoV-2 virus, including its origins and COVID vaccines.

Pfizer, Moderna CEOs: Vaccine Boosters Needed as Early as September + More

The Defender’s COVID NewsWatch provides a roundup of the latest headlines related to the SARS CoV-2 virus, including its origins and COVID vaccines.

EU Regulators Call on Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca for More Data on Heart Inflammation, Guillain–Barré Syndrome

The European Medicines Agency also wants Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson to update warnings and lists of side effects relating to face swelling (Pfizer) and blood clots (J&J).

NIH to Study Allergic Reactions to Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines, But Trial Design Raises Questions

The study, announced one day after UK researchers identified polyethylene glycol (PEG) as the compound that triggered a woman’s allergic reaction to the Pfizer vaccine, specifically excludes individuals most likely to develop anaphylaxis, those with PEG allergies and autoimmune disorders.

Scientists Warn Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines May Cause Blood Clots, Too

The Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca COVID vaccines are under the microscope for their potential to cause blood clots, but scientists warn Pfizer and Moderna vaccines pose similar risks.

39-Year-Old Woman Dies 4 Days After Second Moderna Vaccine, Autopsy Ordered

Kassidi Kurill’s family said she had no known medical issues or pre-existing conditions, but her heart, liver and kidneys shut down after her second dose of the Moderna vaccine.

Could Spike Protein in Moderna, Pfizer Vaccines Cause Blood Clots, Brain Inflammation and Heart Attacks?

Dr. J. Patrick Whelan, a pediatric rheumatologist, warned the FDA in December that mRNA vaccines could cause microvascular injury to the brain, heart, liver and kidneys in ways not assessed in safety trials.

Doctors Link Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines to Life-Threatening Blood Disorder

A second New York Times article quotes doctors who say the mRNA technology used in COVID vaccines may cause immune thrombocytopenia, a blood disorder that last month led to the death of a Florida doctor after his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Immunologist: Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Could Cause Long-Term Chronic Illness

In new research published in Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, immunologist J. Bart Classen warns the mRNA technology used in the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines could create “new potential mechanisms” of adverse events that may take years to come to light.