U.S. officials said last week that adults vaccinated with the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines should start getting booster shots eight months after their second dose was administered, starting in mid-September. Now, a person familiar with the plans tells The Wall Street Journal, federal regulators will likely approve boosters for all three approved vaccines -- Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson -- starting six months after inoculation. read more
When users visit the telemedicine website SpeakWithAnMD.com, they are immediately hit with a warning: "Due to overwhelming demand, we are experiencing longer than usual wait times." The demand is for ivermectin, a drug primarily used to deworm animals that has become the latest false cure for Covid-19. And the website, in partnership with the organization America's Frontline Doctors, whose founder stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, has become well-known in the Facebook groups and Reddit communities where anti-vaccination sentiment thrives.
A detention center in Washington County, Arkansas, has been using the anti-parasite drug ivermectin to treat inmates who have COVID-19, local officials say, even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has specifically warned against it. read more
John Pierce, an anti-vaccination advocate and lawyer representing people arrested for allegedly participating in the January 6 Capitol riots, has contracted COVID-19 and is reportedly on a ventilator. He is representing at least 17 clients who are suspected of participating in the January 6 Capitol riots.
Bill Phillips lost 70 pounds during his time in the ICU and is now urging the unvaccinated to get the shot. read more