Pfizer vaccine approved for Australia

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been granted provisional approval by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The federal government has confirmed the first vaccines were expected in late February, though they could be pushed back to early March if there were delays to shipping or production. Provisional approval has been granted for Australians over 16. The… Read More »

Is Niacin a Missing Piece of the COVID Puzzle?

While vitamins C and D have garnered much attention in the fight against COVID-19, B vitamins can also play an important role, according to two recent papers — niacin (B3) in particular. The first, “Be Well: A Potential Role for Vitamin B in COVID-19,”1,2,3,4 was published in the February 2021 issue of the journal Maturitas.… Read More »

Coronavirus discovered in ice cream

Ice cream made in China with ingredients from New Zealand and the Ukraine has been contaminated with COVID-19 in what experts describe as a “one-off”. Health officials in the Chinese municipality of Tianjin report that three samples of the ice cream returned a positive COVID-19 test. However, the infection is thought to be a “one-off”… Read More »