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- Doctors urge transparency about COVID-19 vaccine side effectsPhysicians say people are probably not going to feel wonderful after getting the two-dose vaccine By Sarah D. Young of ConsumerAffairs November 24, 2020 With a successful COVID-19 vaccine on the way, doctors are urging CDC officials to make sure patients are prepared for the possibility of side effects after getting vaccinated against the coronavirus. During a virtual meeting on Monday with CDC advisors, Dr. Sandra Fryhofer of the American Medical Association emphasized the need for drugmakers and health officials to be transparent about side effects. Both Pfizers and Modernas COVID-19 vaccines require two doses in order to be fully effective. Fryhofer expressed concern that patients may decide not to come back for the second dose of the shot due to the side effects they may experience after the first shot. We really need to make patients aware that this is not going to be a walk in the park,… ..... Read More.15 hours ago
- GM to recall 7 million vehicles due to potentially deadly Takata airbagsEighteen people have died and hundreds have reportedly been injured by these airbags in the U.S. By Gary Guthrie of ConsumerAffairs November 24, 2020 General Motors Corp. (GM) has announced that it plans to recall 7 million 2007-2014 model pickup trucks and SUVs that contain potentially lethal Takata airbags. Those models include Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickups; Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, and Avalanche vehicles; GMC Sierra 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickups; and various versions of the Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon. Takata airbags have a worrisome, costly, and tragic history. All told, tens of millions of vehicles have been recalled for Takata-related problems. In 2016, U.S. senators petitioned that certain Hondas with Takata airbags be taken off the road. Between 2017-2018, Nissan reached a class action settlement over Takata airbag cases to the tune of $97.68 million, and Ford reached its own at a cost of $299.1 million. Defective… ..... Read More.16 hours ago