Daily Archives: 10. November 2021

10.11.2021 - 17:57 [ Medrxiv.org ]

Comparing SARS-CoV-2 natural immunity to vaccine-induced immunity: reinfections versus breakthrough infections

(August 25, 2021)


SARS-CoV-2-naïve vaccinees had a 13.06-fold (95% CI, 8.08 to 21.11) increased risk for breakthrough infection with the Delta variant compared to those previously infected, when the first event (infection or vaccination) occurred during January and February of 2021. The increased risk was significant (P<0.001) for symptomatic disease as well. When allowing the infection to occur at any time before vaccination (from March 2020 to February 2021), evidence of waning natural immunity was demonstrated, though SARS-CoV-2 naïve vaccinees had a 5.96-fold (95% CI, 4.85 to 7.33) increased risk for breakthrough infection and a 7.13-fold (95% CI, 5.51 to 9.21) increased risk for symptomatic disease. SARS-CoV-2-naïve vaccinees were also at a greater risk for COVID-19-related-hospitalizations compared to those that were previously infected.

10.11.2021 - 17:45 [ Medrxiv.org ]

Necessity of COVID-19 vaccination in previously infected individuals


Results Among the 52238 included employees, 1359 (53%) of 2579 previously infected subjects remained unvaccinated, compared with 20804 (42%) of 49659 not previously infected. The cumulative incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection remained almost zero among previously infected unvaccinated subjects, previously infected subjects who were vaccinated, and previously uninfected subjects who were vaccinated, compared with a steady increase in cumulative incidence among previously uninfected subjects who remained unvaccinated. Not one of the 1359 previously infected subjects who remained unvaccinated had a SARS-CoV-2 infection over the duration of the study.

10.11.2021 - 17:25 [ Medrxiv.org ]

A 1 to 1000 SARS-CoV-2 reinfection proportion in members of a large healthcare provider in Israel: a preliminary report

(March 8, 2021)

In this descriptive preliminary report, we conducted a large-scale assessment on the country level of the possible occurrence of COVID-19 reinfection within the members of a large healthcare provider in Israel. Out of 149,735 individuals with a documented positive PCR test between March 2020 and January 2021, 154 had two positive PCR tests at least 100 days apart, reflecting a reinfection proportion of 1 per 1000.

10.11.2021 - 17:20 [ Paul Elias Alexander, Ph.D. / ChildrensHealthDefense.org ]

81 Research Studies Confirm Natural Immunity to COVID ‘Equal’ or ‘Superior’ to Vaccine Immunity


I’ve benefited from the input of many to put this together, especially my co-authors:

Dr. Harvey Risch, M.D., Ph.D. (Yale School of Public Health)
Dr. Howard Tenenbaum, Ph.D. ( Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto)
Dr. Ramin Oskoui, M.D. (Foxhall Cardiology, Washington)
Dr. Peter McCullough, M.D. (Truth for Health Foundation, Texas)
Dr. Parvez Dara, M.D. (consultant, Medical Hematologist and Oncologist)

Evidence on natural immunity versus COVID-19 vaccine induced immunity as of Oct. 15:

10.11.2021 - 17:01 [ USA Today ]

Professionals purposely spreading misinformation are ‚criminals,‘ Pfizer CEO says: COVID-19 updates

But Bourla has less empathy or understanding for what he said are the “small” number of people who have knowingly circulated misinformation. Those people can’t be qualified just bad people, he said, adding: “They are criminals. They have literally cost millions of lives.”

The interview was live-streamed online and the replay is available to watch here.

10.11.2021 - 16:50 [ Washington Post ]

Pfizer asks FDA for broader authorization of vaccine booster

Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, on Tuesday asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize a booster dose of its coronavirus vaccine for people 18 and older.

The FDA could clear the request by the end of the month, according to health officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the issue.

10.11.2021 - 16:35 [ theHill.com ]

Pfizer expects $36 billion in sales from COVID-19 vaccine


Pfizer expects to earn about $36 billion in revenue this year from the COVID-19 vaccine developed with BioNTech, the company announced Tuesday, an increase from the previous estimate of $33.5 billion.

During an earnings call, CEO Albert Bourla said the vaccine contributed $13 billion in revenue during the third quarter alone, bringing total revenue this year to $24.3 billion.

The company forecasts another $29 billion in sales in 2022.

10.11.2021 - 16:28 [ SWR.de ]

BioNTech mit weiterem Milliardengewinn

Die Umsatzprognose für das Gesamtjahr hebt BioNTech noch einmal um gut eine Milliarde Euro an, auf bis zu 17 Milliarden Euro.

10.11.2021 - 15:57 [ theHill.com ]

Business groups sue to block Biden vaccine-or-test mandate

The American Trucking Associations, National Association of Convenience Stores, National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors and National Federation of Independent Business also joined the lawsuit, among other groups.

Many of the high-profile lawsuits up until this point had come from GOP-led states and conservative groups.

10.11.2021 - 15:55 [ BusinessInsider.com ]

More than half of US states are suing to stop Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate


Twenty-six states cosigned four petitions, amounting to perhaps the most sweeping legal challenge to pandemic-era safety requirements since Biden took office. Three Democrat-led states are among the 26.

10.11.2021 - 06:53 [ BGR.com ]

Biden official tells businesses to ignore court order on vaccine mandate

Former FDA commissioner and Pfizer board member Dr. Scott Gottlieb shared some thoughts via his Twitter account over the weekend about a federal court temporarily pausing the implementation of the Biden vaccine mandate.

10.11.2021 - 06:32 [ @MGGA2021h / Twitter ]

Statt eines Chips habt ihr nun einen QR-Code. Ohne den kommst du nirgends mehr rein. Der Staat kann jederzeit deinen Status ändern. Söder will den Impfstatus auf 9 Monate kürzen. Und Zack, bist du wieder ungeimpft. Ätsch.

10.11.2021 - 06:30 [ ORF.at ]

Frankreich: Geimpft-Status für Senioren nur noch mit Booster

Angesichts steigender Coronavirus-Zahlen erhöht Frankreichs Präsident Emmanuel Macron den Druck beim Impfen. Menschen über 65 Jahren gelten ab Mitte Dezember nur noch als geimpft, wenn sie eine Booster-Impfung nachweisen können, wie Macron gestern Abend in Paris ankündigte.

10.11.2021 - 06:01 [ Fridays For Freedom / Twitter ]

Seit 1.9.21 gelten in Israel die 2-fach Geimpften wieder als Ungeimpfte! Nur 3-fach Geimpfte gelten jetzt als geimpft. Impfpässe verlieren 6 Monate nach der Biontech- #Zweitimpfung ihre Gültigkeit und müssen mit einer Drittimpfung erneuert werden. #Corona #Israel

(Sep 6, 2021)

10.11.2021 - 05:44 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Frankreich: Macron kündigt Bau neuer Atomkraftwerke an

Frankreichs Präsident Emmanuel Macron hat den Bau einer neuen Generation von Atomkraftwerken angekündigt. In einer Fernsehansprache begründete Macron dies am Abend unter anderem mit dem Kampf gegen den Klimawandel und der Sorge um eine zuverlässige Energieversorgung. Zugleich solle aber auch die Entwicklung erneuerbarer Energien fortgesetzt werden.

10.11.2021 - 05:38 [ Wochenblick.at ]

Grüne vor politischem „Super-Gau“: Stuft EU Atomkraft als saubere Energie ein?

„Frankreich und die osteuropäischen Staaten sind drauf und dran, in Brüssel vollendete Tatsachen zu schaffen“, sagte völlig in Panik der Grünen-Europaabgeordnete Sven Giegold dem Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland und warnte davor, dass die EU-Kommission die Kernenergie als grün und klimaneutral einstuft. Schon in diesem November könnte die EU sich festlegen, der politische Druck soll groß sein, bislang zehn EU-Länder – Bulgarien, Kroatien, Finnland, Frankreich, Polen, Rumänien, Slowakei, Slowenien, Tschechien und Ungarn – fordern, der Kernenergie ein „grünes“ Label zu verleihen.