FDA Details Failures at Baltimore Plant That Spoiled Vaccine Doses

The F.D.A. advised Johnson & Johnson on Friday that it should throw out the equivalent of 60 million doses produced at the Baltimore plant.

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F.D.A. Tells Johnson & Johnson That60 Million Vaccine Doses Cannot Be Used

The agency has not decided whether to allow a troubled vaccine factory in Baltimore to reopen.

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Despite Ample Shots and Incentives, Vaccine Rates Lag Far Behind in the South

Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi have the lowest vaccination rates in the country, increasing the risk of virus surges there.

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AstraZeneca Shots Carry Slightly Higher Risk of Bleeding Problem, New Study Says

But the research, involving 2.53 million adults in Scotland, found that the vaccine’s benefits outweighed the small risks.

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A Vaccine Side Effect Leaves Women Wondering: Why Isn’t the Pill Safer?

Scientists were alarmed by blood clots possibly linked to the J&J vaccine. Some women wondered if there shouldn’t be more concern about oral contraceptives.

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How Covid Vaccine Hesitancy Spread in My Prison

We can finally get the vaccine in prison. That doesn’t mean everyone will take it.

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Covid Vaccines Are Now on Wheels

Mobile Covid-19 vaccine clinics in vans and buses are rolling up to neighborhoods in Delaware, Minnesota and Washington State to reach people who have been unable to travel to vaccination centers.

#delaware, #disease-rates, #johnsonjohnson, #minnesota, #moderna-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-state

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100 Million Vaccine Doses Held Up Over Contamination Concerns, Emergent Reveals

Executives from Emergent, which ruined millions of coronavirus vaccine doses, divulged to Congress the scope of the regulatory review of its troubled Baltimore plant.

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Troubled Vaccine Maker and Its Founder Gave $2 Million in Political Donations

Emergent BioSolutions faces scrutiny in Congress for ruining Covid-19 vaccines and securing lucrative federal contracts. Executives will appear before some lawmakers who benefited from the company’s spending.

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Biden Dips Into U.S. Vaccine Supply to Send 20 Million Doses Abroad

President Biden’s pledge to ship out doses that could have been used domestically was a step toward a global campaign, but activists say much more is needed.

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Why Vaccinating the World Against Covid-19 Will Be Hard

When President Biden joined a push to set aside patents for Covid shots, he entered a roiling debate over how to ensure poor countries get enough vaccine.

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What Would It Take to Vaccinate the World Against Covid?

When President Biden joined a push to set aside patents for Covid shots, he entered a roiling debate over how to ensure poor countries get enough vaccine.

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Why the C.D.C. Changed Its Advice on Masks

Two scientific findings altered the calculus: Vaccinated people don’t transmit the virus, and the shots are effective against variants.

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Baltimore Vaccine Plant’s Troubles Ripple Across 3 Continents

Millions of doses of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine produced by Emergent BioSolutions have been held back in Europe, South Africa and Canada as a precaution.

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What Would It Take to Vaccinate the Whole World? Let’s Take a Look.

Big-power muscle flexing helps explain much of the world’s vaccine inequities, but there’s another reason behind insufficient doses: The challenge of making them is unprecedented.

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Shake-Up at Covid Vaccine Manufacturer That Tossed Millions of Doses

Emergent BioSolutions’ C.E.O. announced several executive changes but vigorously defended the company, which is on track for record revenues.

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Inject the Vaccine Fan Fiction Directly Into My Veins

It feels very American to turn the vaccine rollout into a branding spectacle rooted in the worship of pharmaceutical companies.

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With Few New Clotting Cases, Johnson & Johnson Pause Could Be Lifted Soon

Top federal health officials said in interviews this week that the number of rare blood clotting disorders in recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has remained small.

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Federal Inspectors Say More Vaccines at Troubled Plant May Be Contaminated

Last month, up to 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine had to be discarded at Emergent’s factory in Baltimore. A new report says problems were not fully investigated and other doses may be compromised.

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Johnson & Johnson to Resume European Union Vaccine Rollout

With the Johnson & Johnson vaccine paused in the United States, the European Union drug regulator found that the benefits outweigh the rare risk of blood clots.

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Pfizer Vs. Moderna on T-Shirts and TikTok

Along with comparison of side effects, there is pride, relief and merch.

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How the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Affects New York

A program to vaccinate homebound older people was put on hold while the one-shot vaccine was paused.

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Why Anti-Abortion Catholics Should Get Vaccinated

Qualms about the vaccines’ development are not entirely misguided. But we can make amends for past injustice.

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‘We Were Flying Blind’: A Dr.’s Account of a Woman’s J.&J. Vaccine-Related Blood Clot Case

The disorder is rare, but so severe that the vaccine is on hold while experts weigh the risks and alert doctors and patients about symptoms and treatment.

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Why the Vaccine Safety Numbers Are Still Fuzzy

Putting a risk in context: The rate of blood clots is extremely low, but the pause in the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could reveal more cases.

#blood-clots, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #johnsonjohnson, #vaccination-and-immunization

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States Struggle With Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause as Federal Officials Reassure Public

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci said he hoped for a decision “quite soon” on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as local governments shifted to more complicated two-dose vaccines for marginal populations.

#blood-clots, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #johnsonjohnson, #medicine-and-health, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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I Got the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine. I’m Not Losing Sleep.

Here’s how to think about the federal investigation into rare but severe blood clots associated with the vaccine.

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Can the Covid Vaccine Protect Me Against Virus Variants?

Vaccines do a good job of protecting us from coronavirus, but fear and confusion about the rise of variants have muddled the message. Here are answers to common questions.

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The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Explained

Scores of appointments were canceled after the U.S. called for a halt on the use of the Johnson & Johnson shot. Here’s the story behind that decision.

#blood-clots, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #johnsonjohnson, #vaccination-and-immunization

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C.D.C. Panel Keeps Pause on Use of J&J Vaccine, Weighing Risks

An advisory committee debated the very few cases of a rare blood disorder and worried about the suspension’s effect on global needs for a one-shot, easy-to-ship vaccine.

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Western Warnings Tarnish Vaccines the World Badly Needs

Amid a deep residue of mistrust, Western cautions on the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines risk igniting an explosion of damaging anti-vaccine fervor in the global south.

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Coronavirus in NY Today April 14th: Variants and the J&J Vaccine

More-contagious variants of the Covid-19 virus account for three-quarters of new cases in the city.

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Covid-19 in New York: Variants and Johnson & Johnson

More contagious variants of the Covid-19 virus account for three-quarters of new cases in the city.

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The F.D.A.’s Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Call Is No Catastrophe

There might have been better ways to handle the situation, but officials did what they had to do.

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Pause in Vaccinations Leads to Canceled Appointments Across States

Health departments scrambled to postpone vaccine clinics and rebook patients after the one-dose offering from Johnson & Johnson was sidelined.

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Did Spotlighting a Rare Potential Vaccine Side Effect Put More at Risk?

Some public health officials fear that the pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may fuel vaccine hesitancy and expose more Americans to a bigger danger: the coronavirus.

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Worry Over 2 Covid Vaccines Deals Fresh Blow to Europe’s Inoculation Push

Confusion over AstraZeneca’s vaccine threatens to hurt the E.U. campaign just as it gathers momentum. And on Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson said it was pausing the rollout of its shot on the continent.

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How Worried Should You Be About the J&J Vaccine and Blood Clots?

Out of an “abundance of caution,” the F.D.A. is advising doctors to pause the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while it investigates extremely rare blood clots.

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U.S. Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Clotting Cases

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control will stop using the vaccine at federal sites and urge states to do so as well while they investigate the safety issues.

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Plunging Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Supply Dents State Inoculation Efforts

With deliveries from Johnson & Johnson set to fall 86 percent, a White House official warned that the vaccine would be scarce until a troubled Baltimore plant gains regulatory approval.

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Top Official Warned That Covid Vaccine Plant Had to Be ‘Monitored Closely’

An Operation Warp Speed report last June flagged staffing and quality control concerns at Emergent BioSolutions’ factory in Baltimore. The troubled plant recently had to throw out up to 15 million doses.

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So You Got a Vaccine. Should You Have to Prove it?

Vaccine passports are here, and they could be our ticket to freedom. But they could also create an ethical nightmare.

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U.S. Bet on Covid Vaccine Manufacturer Even as Problems Mounted

The Baltimore plant that recently had to scrap up to 15 million ruined doses had flouted rules and downplayed errors, according to internal audits, ex-employees and clients. Other doses had to be scrapped last year.

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U.S. Bet Big on Covid Vaccine Manufacturer Even as Problems Mounted

The Baltimore plant that recently had to scrap up to 15 million ruined doses had flouted rules and downplayed errors, according to internal audits, ex-employees and clients. Other doses had to be scrapped last year.

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Virus Variants Threaten to Draw Out the Pandemic, Scientists Say

Declining infection rates over all masked a rise in more contagious forms of the coronavirus. Vaccines will stop the spread, if Americans postpone celebration just a bit longer.

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Covid-19 Vaccine Side Effects: Your Questions Answered

The most common questions about vaccination side effects, answered.

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Factory Mix-Up Ruins Up to 15 Million J&J Coronavirus Vaccine Doses

A manufacturing subcontractor in Baltimore mixed ingredients from the coronavirus vaccines of Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca, setting back U.S. production of the “one-and-done” shot.

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The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Said to Be Powerfully Protective in Adolescents

A clinical trial found no symptomatic infections among vaccinated children ages 12 to 15, the companies said, and there were no serious side effects. The data have not yet been reviewed by independent experts.

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Pfizer Begins Testing Its Vaccine in Young Children

Other drug makers have begun similar trials of their Covid-19 vaccines. If they work in children younger than 12 as expected, it will be easier for the U.S. to reach herd immunity.

#astrazeneca-plc, #children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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The Johnson & Johnson Shot Was My Ticket Out of Hell

Some people are balking at the one-shot vaccine, but I was thrilled to get it.

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