Tag Archives: COVID19

Family blames Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after man reportedly suffers stroke

A Mississippi man who experienced a blood clot after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, has been left paralyzed on one side of his body and unable to talk, his family said. Brad Malagarie, 43, of St. Martin, suffered a stroke soon after stepping out last week to get the one-dose shot, news station WLOX reported.… Read More »

Gilead has sole rights to COVID-19 blockbuster Veklury, GAO concludes

Throughout the frantic response to the pandemic last year, drugmakers worldwide tested hundreds of potential treatments. Gilead’s antiviral remdesivir quickly rose to the top of treatment guidelines, and with the pandemic spiraling out of control, advocacy groups called on the U.S. government to step in and enforce patents against the company.  The federal government, advocates pointed out, has supported research on the medicine over… Read More »

Houston mayor Sylvester Turner addresses diversity and inclusion efforts in COVID-19 fight

Loading the player… Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said cities need to do more to change systemic inequities that have become exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and pointed to his city’s COVID-19 relief programs for businesses that target historically underresourced areas.  Speaking at one of UC Berkeley’s events featuring Black mayors on Tuesday, Turner called the… Read More »