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Johnson & Johnson Pauses COVID Vaccine Trials After ‘Unexplained Illness’

By Jeremy Loffredo Johnson & Johnson temporarily paused Phase 3 clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine on Monday after one participant experienced what the company termed “an unexplained illness.” The multinational maker of packaged consumer goods, medical devices and pharmaceuticals declined to provide details about the reaction or illness, leaving the public and thousands of […]

Airlines Test ‘Proof-of-Immunity’ Technology, Privacy Watchdogs Call It ‘Troubling’

By Jeremy Loffredo At least two airlines are testing CommonPass, a new technology designed to let passengers prove they’ve tested negative for COVID-19 before they fly. Proponents tout the CommonPass technology as a panacea for global travel in a pandemic world. They hope that a public weary of COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions — but still […]

Bill Gates on Track to Grow His Fortune Through Foundation’s Ties to Vaccine Makers

By Jeremy Loffredo A telling piece in The Nation this week reports some of the conflicts of interest the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation holds in the world’s quest for a COVID-19 vaccine. According to the article, the foundation’s investments in companies working to develop COVID-19 vaccines put Gates “in a position to potentially reap […]

‘The Social Dilemma’ Sounds Alarm on Social Media’s Dark Side

By Jeremy Loffredo “The Social Dilemma,” a new documentary that explores the dark side of social media, has been a hot topic online since its Netflix release in August. Directed by Jeff Orlowski, the movie makes the case that widespread use of social media has led to a decline in mental health and an increase […]

Supreme Court Nominee Judge Barrett’s Record Shows Bias for Big Business

By Jeremy Loffredo On Sept. 26, the Trump administration nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. At age 48, Barrett could serve on the court for decades if confirmed as expected. Barrett doesn’t exactly have a lengthy past as a judge, so discussions around her nomination have largely focused on her stance […]

Sackler Family of Purdue Pharma Keeps Their Billions Amid Opioid Crisis

By Jeremy Loffredo Nearly half a million Americans have lost their lives from the ongoing public health emergency we’ve come to know as the opioid crisis. While many pharmaceutical companies have had a hand in creating the crisis, Purdue Pharma has played a special role. Purdue, which is owned by the Sackler family, was the […]

This ‘Old-as-Dirt’ Solution Could Be Our Best Hope to Avert Climate Crisis

By Jeremy Loffredo In the face of a looming global climate crisis that threatens to extinguish all life on earth, hope often evades even the most optimistic of problem-solvers. What if we already had at our fingertips — or right under our feet — a shovel-ready climate solution? What if millions of people not only […]

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes ‘Strategy’ for States on How to Consider COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

By Jeremy Loffredo A new article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), which is known for being amongst the most prestigious medical journals in the world, argues that state governments need a “strategy” for deploying the coming COVID-19 vaccine. Concerned that only 51% of U.S. citizens plan to get the vaccine, the three […]

6 Wikileaks Revelations Expose Corporate Abuse at Expense of People and Planet

By Jeremy Loffredo People around the world are watching as U.K. Judge Vanessa Baraitser hears arguments and decides whether or not to extradite Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange to the U.S. While the Obama administration chose not to charge Assange, wary of the precedent it might set in criminalizing journalism, the Trump administration indicted him with […]

Childhood Cancer Caused Largely by Environmental Factors, Report Finds

By Jeremy Loffredo For children in the U.S., cancer is the leading cause of death from disease. Worldwide, cancer has become so prevalent and devastating that some may use the phrase “like curing cancer” when describing something unfeasible or highly complicated. Yet in September, a team of more than 60 stakeholders and leaders in the […]

Christopher Walken Crusades Against Global Corporate Behemoth, Monsanto, in New Film ‘Percy’

By Jeremy Loffredo It’s not everyday Hollywood actors lend their celebrity to criticize corporate behemoths like Monsanto. Yet that’s exactly the case with the upcoming independent film ‘Percy,’ starring Christopher Walken and directed by Clark Johnson. The movie hits theaters Oct. 9 and is based on the true story of a legal battle between the […]

The Intertwined History of Myelitis and Vaccines

Conditions involving demyelination and paralysis are among the top vaccine injuries for which claims have been filed with the NVICP, and historical reports of myelitic conditions track closely with pediatric vaccination trends and with the concurrent rise in the very practice of injection.

Science Institute Protects Interests of Big Food, Not Public Health, Researchers Say

By Jeremy Loffredo An investigation by academics, journalists and public interest researchers reveals a web of corporate money and industry-funded science surrounding the nonprofit organization International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI). ILSI describes itself as a network of think-tanks, science societies and institutes that promote food safety and nutrition. However, as research group U.S. Right to […]

Extreme Weather Events Cause Public Health Nightmare as Politicians Remain Cozy With Big Energy

By Jeremy Loffredo Wildfires have ravaged more than 5 million acres across California, Oregon and Washington state. So far, the fires have killed 35 people, destroyed more than 6,000 structures and forced more than 60,000 people out of their homes. Even people well outside of these three states have been negatively impacted, with residents reporting […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Participant Develops Neurological Symptoms, AstraZeneca Pauses Trial

By Jeremy Loffredo On Tuesday, AstraZeneca announced a pause on its experimental COVID-19 vaccine trial after a woman in the UK developed a “suspected serious reaction.” The company is also conducting trials in the U.S., South Africa and Brazil, with enrollment in all these countries on hold for now. AstraZeneca is partnering with researchers at […]