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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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US COVID vaccinations fall nearly 11% in a week as demand wanes

Enlarge / Nurses wait at empty tables for more patients to arrive to receive a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site in Gardena, California on April 17, 2021.Getty | Patrick FallonThough COVID-19 vaccines are now open to all US adults, vaccinations in the country are on the decline. In the past week, the rolling seven-da...
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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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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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AstraZeneca vaccine linked to rare blood clots, EU regulators conclude

Enlarge / Vials of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are seen during the opening of a vaccination center in Cyprus on March 22, 2021. Getty | Etienne TorbeyEuropean medical regulators on Wednesday concluded that there is a strong link between AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and life-threatening conditions involving the unusual combination of blood cl...