New COVID booster expected to be approved BEFORE trial data is in

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize new COVID-19 booster shots this week without a staple of its normal decision-making process: data from a study showing whether the shots were safe and worked in humans. The shots, modified to target the latest versions of the omicron variant, won’t have finished testing in humans when the FDA …

UN declares war on people who question authority

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a worrying rise in disinformation and conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories can be dangerous: they often target and discriminate against vulnerable groups, ignore scientific evidence and polarize society with serious consequences. This needs to stop. Conspiracy theories cause real harm to people, to their health, and also to their physical safety. They amplify and …