Tag: covid-19-vaccine

A child receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) Covid-19 vaccine at the Principe de Asturias de Alcala hospital en Madrid, on December 15, 2021, on the first day of Spain's immunisation campaign for five to 11-year-olds.
Mother Arrested After Trying To Flee Spain To Prevent Kids From Getting Vaccinated
A 46-year-old mother living in Madrid, Spain, was found guilty by the court and arrested for attempting to escape to Portugal in order to prevent her children from getting vaccinated against COVID-19.  Although the court...
An inmate receives a dose of the Sinopharm Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at Chonburi Central Prison on June 25, 2021.
Nicaragua Receives 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccines from China After Dropping Diplomatic Ties With Taiwan
Days after cutting formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan, the government of Nicaragua has received one million vaccines from the mainland Chinese government. Government representatives returned to the Central American nation on Dec. 12 with news...
Italians protest against the so-called Green Pass on Piazza Duomo in Milan on October 16, 2021. Since October 15, all workers must show a so-called Green Pass, offering proof of vaccination, recent recovery from COVID-19, or a negative test. If they don’t comply, they are fined or suspended without pay.
Unvaccinated Individuals Face More Restrictions in Italy
The Italian government has tightened restrictions on citizens who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the new rules that came into effect on Dec. 6, unvaccinated individuals are not allowed inside establishments...
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California City Declares Itself a ‘Constitutional Republic’ Defying COVID-19 Mandates
A Californian town declared itself a constitutional republic last month to halt what city authorities refer to as increasing federal overreach concerning the imposition of COVID-19 mandates, with many saying the resolution has "no teeth."...
France's Prime Minister Jean Castex attends a session at the National Assembly in Paris, on Nov. 9, 2021.
French Prime Minister Contracts COVID-19 Despite Full Vaccination
The Prime Minister of France, Jean Castex, was recently found to have been infected with COVID-19 and is currently in quarantine. He had developed “slight symptoms,” including a “slight cough.” Castex had received two shots...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Certified for Use in Children Aged 5 to 11 in Canada
On Nov. 19, Health Canada announced the authorization for the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine in children five to 11 years of age. In a statement published to a government of Canada website...
The National Guard stands ready in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma National Guard Refuses to Abide by Pentagon’s Vaccine Mandate
Oklahoma’s National Guard is defying the Department of Defense’s vaccine mandate that requires servicemen to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The mandate was issued in August by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. However, the newly appointed...
A U.S. appeals court has halted Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Biden’s ‘Staggeringly Overboard’ Vaccine Mandate Blocked by Appeals Court
In September, President Joe Biden issued a COVID-19 vaccine mandate requiring companies employing more than 100 workers to get them inoculated. The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a temporary order that bans...
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Girl in Henan, Central China Dies After Vaccination; Petitioning Mother Arrested and Beaten
A 12-year-old girl in Henan Province, China, Li Boyi, died 18 days after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. The girl's mother, Jiang Yanhong, believed that the vaccine was the direct cause of her daughter's death and...
Heavily Vaccinated Sri Lanka Reopens to Ease Economic Shortfall
Sri Lanka lifted its COVID-19 lockdown on Oct. 1 even as, according to officials and traders, more than 800 containers carrying essential items were held up in the country's main port due to a lack...
Sweden, Denmark and Finland Limit use of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Among Younger Males
On Thursday, Oct 7, Finland decided to limit the use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine among younger males due to reports of a rare cardiovascular side effect, joining Sweden and Denmark that announced a pause of...
Pharmaceutical Companies Making Billions From COVID-19 Booster Shots
The COVID-19 pandemic has already raked in billions of dollars of revenue for vaccine manufacturers. As booster shots get approved worldwide, these companies stand to make even more. In the United States, health officials have...