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Contractor that ruined 15M doses of J&J vaccine is holding up vaccine to India

Enlarge / Funeral pyres of people who died of COVID-19 being prepared simultaneously at Gazipur crematorium on April 26, 2021 in New Delhi, India. Getty | Raj K RajIndia’s skyrocketing surge of COVID-19 cases has launched the country into the most harrowing crisis yet in the pandemic. While international aid pours into the country, many have called...
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Pause of J&J vaccine was the right call, say 88% of polled Americans

Enlarge / General exterior view of the head office of Janssen pharmaceutical company on April 15, 2021 in Leiden, Netherlands. Getty | BSR AgencyAbout 88 percent of Americans support the pause of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, and the pause did not increase vaccine hesitancy, according to fresh data from the Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus poll....
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More J&J troubles: Vaccine manufacturing halted and more possible clot cases

Enlarge / The Emergent BioSolutions plant, a manufacturing partner for Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine, in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 9, 2021. Getty | Saul LoebThe US Food and Drug Administration last week asked Emergent BioSolutions to stop making Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine at its troubled facility in Baltimore, according...
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At 38.5% vaccinated, US may be running low on people eager for a shot

Enlarge / Residents wear protective masks while waiting to be vaccinated at a West Virginia United Health System Covid-19 vaccine clinic in Morgantown, West Virginia, U.S., on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Getty | BloombergThe US logged another 4 million or so vaccinations Friday, bringing the total doses administered in the country over 200 million at...
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99.992% of fully vaccinated people have dodged COVID, CDC data shows

Enlarge / Residents wait in an observation area after receiving Covid-19 vaccines at a vaccination site in Richmond, California on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Getty | BloombergCases of COVID-19 are extremely rare among people who are fully vaccinated, according to a new data analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among more than ...
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CDC expert panel punts on deciding fate of J&J COVID vaccine

Enlarge / Boxes of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Florida.Getty | Paul HennessyAn advisory committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declined to vote on the fate of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, likely leaving in place a pause on the vaccine’s use until the committe...
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J&J COVID vaccine use paused due to one-in-a-million complication

Enlarge / A nurse practitioner named Heidi Johnson administers a vaccine from Johnson & Johnson.Tom Williams / Getty ImagesOn Tuesday morning, the US Centers for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration issued a release acknowledging an extremely rare clotting disorder was associated with the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vacci...
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It’s too late for vaccines to save Michigan, CDC director explains

Enlarge / Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adjusts her protective mask during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing in Washington, DC. Getty | BloombergHighly effective COVID-19 vaccines are simply too slow to stop surges like the one underway in Michigan, Rochelle W...
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US COVID cases “disturbingly high” as Michigan sees dire spike

Enlarge / A sign requiring protective face masks in Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Getty | BloombergEven as the pace of vaccination in the US nears a heartening 3 million per day, the country hovers on the brink of a fourth surge, with current cases lingering at a “disturbingly high level,” according to top infectious disease expert ...