For College-Aged, Vaccination Risks Likely Outweigh COVID Risks, Says UCI Medical Ethics Chief

The College Fix reported:

For college-aged students, the potential for adverse reactions to the COVID vaccination appear to outweigh the risks of the virus itself for that age group, said Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, a professor of psychiatry and director of the Medical Ethics Program at the University of California, Irvine.

Asked by The College Fix whether potential side effects of the COVID-19 vaccination outweigh risks of possibly contracting the virus for college-aged students, he said “the answer is likely yes.”

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

The Defender reported:

Doctors in Pennsylvania reported a case of a U.S. patient who developed blood clots after receiving the Moderna COVID vaccine.

In a case report, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine June 29, healthcare professionals at the Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh said a 65-year-old man arrived at the hospital with a serious form of blood clotting known as thrombosis with thrombocytopenia (TTS) just 10 days after receiving his second dose of the Moderna vaccine.

Two days later, the unnamed patient died, with doctors concluding his symptoms were consistent with vaccine-induced clotting, also known as VITT.

U.S. Sen. Johnson Holds News Conference With Families Injured by COVID Vaccines, Ignored by Medical Community

The Defender reported:

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) held a news conference Monday to discuss adverse reactions related to the COVID vaccines — giving individuals who have been “repeatedly ignored” by the medical community a platform to share their stories.

The group that spoke was put together by Ken Ruettgers, a former Green Bay Packers offensive lineman, whose wife suffered an adverse reaction after receiving a COVID vaccine. Ruettgers, who now lives in Oregon, started a website to bring awareness of COVID vaccine reactions to the medical community.

Why These Parents Volunteered Their Young Children for COVID Vaccine Trials

CNN reported:

As troubling new variants emerge, doctors say America’s chances of winding down the COVID-19 pandemic in the US will largely depend on how many young adults and children get vaccinated.

Now, toddlers and babies as young as 6 months old are testing COVID-19 vaccines to help make sure they’re safe for other young children. If the pediatric trials go well, children under 12 might be eligible to get vaccinated in fall or winter.

For many parents, the decision to volunteer their kids was easy.

Make-A-Wish Clarifies Policy After Confusion on Vaccinations

AP News reported:

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is disputing what it calls a “misinformation” campaign about whether children who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 will be eligible to have their wishes granted.

The foundation says these children are in fact still eligible.

An edited video of Make-A-Wish Foundation CEO Richard Davis that went viral on social media over the weekend caused a stir by seeming to suggest that only vaccinated children would be eligible to have wishes granted. Stars like actor Rob Schneider and numerous donors declared that if the foundation had decided not to grant wishes to unvaccinated children, they would no longer support it.

3 Post-Vaccination ‘Breakthrough’ COVID Deaths Confirmed in San Diego County

Times of San Diego reported:

At least three San Diego County residents have died of COVID-19 after being vaccinated, according to county officials and medical examiner records.

The county announced earlier this month the death of a fully vaccinated woman. She was 70 and died in March after being hospitalized. At the time it was considered the first such death, but medical examiner records obtained by inewsource show a 73-year-old vaccinated man at the county-run Edgemoor Hospital in Santee died of COVID-19 on Feb. 2.

This week county spokesperson Michael Workman confirmed another case, this one involving a 69-year-old vaccinated man who died June 14.

Rep. Carter Says Fauci Lied to Congress and Should Be Fired

Fox News reported:

Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., said on Monday that Dr. Anthony Fauci “needs to be fired” for his behavior starting from the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, including making false statements to Congress.

He told them that he did not know where this order came from when he did know. And he knew all along. We find that out now. Of course, we don’t need someone who is more interested in remaining relevant and more interested in their own PR campaign leading this fight against this virus and against the pandemic.

Indonesian COVID Deaths Add to Questions Over Sinovac Vaccine

The Guardian reported:

At least 10 out of 26 Indonesian doctors who have died from COVID-19 this month had been fully vaccinated with Sinovac, prompting authorities to consider whether medics should receive alternative doses to boost immunity.

Indonesia, which has relied on the Chinese-made vaccine for its health workers, is struggling with a new surge in coronavirus cases. The latest outbreak, driven by new variants, has overwhelmed hospitals and burial sites in Jakarta and on the island of Java. On Monday the country announced 20,694 new infections.

More Than 10 Million Australians Go Under Lockdown in Fight Against Delta Variant

CNN reported:

Four of Australia’s eight capital cities are now under COVID-19 lockdown, as authorities struggle to contain fresh outbreaks of the highly infectious Delta variant.

Perth, the capital of Western Australia state, began a four-day lockdown at midnight Tuesday, while Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, will enter a three-day lockdown starting Tuesday evening.

They join New South Wales’ capital, Sydney, and Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory, which are already under lockdown.

Abu Dhabi Closing Nearly All Public Spaces to Those Without COVID Vaccine

Newsweek reported:

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, announced that starting August 20, public access will be further limited only to those who have been vaccinated. Unvaccinated individuals will only be able to enter supermarkets and pharmacies.

The move is an effort to encourage people to receive the vaccination, and authorities will begin restricting access to shopping malls, restaurants, cafes, sporting events, museums, gyms, schools and universities in Abu Dhabi, the Associated Press reported.

A “green pass” system has already been implemented that limits public access to those who are vaccinated or can show proof of testing negative for coronavirus.

Russia Registered the First COVID Vaccine. Now It’s Struggling to Vaccinate Its Population.

CNBC reported:

In August 2020, Russia became the first country in the world to register a COVID-19 vaccine. President Vladimir Putin announced the news on national television and said one of his daughters had already been vaccinated.

At the time, Russia was set to race ahead of other countries in its efforts to vaccinate its population. Instead, 10 months after Sputnik V’s approval, Russia’s vaccination rate is one of the lowest in countries where vaccines are widely available.

Just 14 percent of Russia’s 146 million people have been vaccinated with at least one dose, compared to 53.5 percent of Americans, according to Our World in Data, a monitoring project based at the University of Oxford.

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