1 Which of the following companies halted their Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trials in August 2020 due to a serious and unexpected adverse reaction in one of the participants, pending medical review?
AstraZeneca has temporarily halted its Phase 3 vaccine trials due to “a suspected serious and unexpected adverse reaction” in a British participant. The company did not divulge the nature of the adverse reaction, but an anonymous source claims the trial participant was found to have transverse myelitis, an inflammatory condition that affects the spinal cord and is frequently triggered by viral infections. Learn more.
- National Institutes of Health
2 According to polls, what percentage of Americans and Europeans say they do not plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine once it’s licensed?
- 70% to 100%
- 40% to 70%
Governments have given pharmaceutical companies a liability shield from lawsuits when COVID-19 vaccines injure or kill people. Every poll taken this year has revealed that between 40% and 70% of people living in the U.S. and Europe do not plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is licensed. Learn more.
- 20% to 40%
- Fewer than 20%
3 To minimize your risk of respiratory infections such as influenza and COVID-19, I recommend having a vitamin D level:
- Below 20 ng/mL
- Between 20 and 40 ng/mL
- Between 40 and 60 ng/mL
To minimize your risk of respiratory infections such as influenza and COVID-19, I recommend a vitamin D level between 40 and 60 ng/mL. Learn more.
- Above 80 ng/mL
4 Which country recently decided to ban the sale of junk food to minors to combat comorbidities that worsen outcomes and increase the risk of death from COVID-19?
Underlying health conditions such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes have emerged as key factors in COVID-19 severity and fatalities. More than a dozen states in Mexico have decided to combat the pandemic by banning the sale of junk food to minors. Learn more.
5 Which of the following are particularly prone to the negative impact of electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation?
- Brain and nervous system
One of the primary mechanisms by which EMFs harm your biology is through the creation of peroxynitrites, which are potent oxidant stressors. Your brain and nervous system are particularly prone to the adverse impacts by EMFs, because in addition to the damage caused by peroxynitrites EMFs also trigger excessive neurotransmitter and neuroendocrine release. Learn more.
- Cardiovascular system
- Respiratory system
- Digestive and salivary systems
6 Which of the following legislations shields vaccine manufacturers from liability and requires individuals who are injured by vaccines to sue the U.S. government for compensation instead?
- The Affordable Care Act of 2010
- The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986
The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 shields vaccine manufacturers from liability and requires those injured by vaccines to sue the U.S. government for compensation instead. Learn more.
- The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
- The Health Act of 1956
7 Which of the following hypotheses speaks to SARS-CoV-2’s manmade origin?
- SARS-CoV-2 has the same furin-cleavage site as other coronaviruses
- SARS-CoV-2 has not evolved since the outbreak of the pandemic
- SARS-CoV-2 has the same backbone as another bat coronavirus but the receptor-binding motif of its spike protein has the ability to bind to human ACE2 receptors
Dr. Li-Meng Yan and colleagues suggest SARS-CoV-2 was made using a bat coronavirus as the backbone. The receptor-binding motif in the spike protein was then manipulated to give the virus the ability to strongly bind to the human ACE2 receptor. Learn more.
- SARS-CoV-2 bears no resemblance to any animal-derived coronavirus