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U.S. to Pause Distribution of J&J Vaccine Over Blood Clot Fears - NYT

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By Geoffrey Smith 

Investing.com -- The U.S. is to suspend the distribution of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)'s Covid-19 vaccine due to fears of linkages to rare blood clotting problems, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. 

Officials at both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have subsequently confirmed that they have recommended the pause in the use of J&J's vaccine, due to "abundance of caution."

At 7:25 AM ET (1225 GM), J&J stock fell 2.8% premarket.

The news is a setback for the U.S.'s national vaccination campaign, which had factored the availability of J&J's drug into its ambitions to have the entire U.S. adult population eligible for vaccination already this month.

Over seven million shots of the J&J vaccine have been distributed so far in the U.S. According to the NYT, there have been six cases of people developing blood clots on the brain within two weeks of receiving the shot. All those affected have been women between the ages of 18 and 48, it noted.

This news follows similar issues with AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:AZN)'s Covid-19 vaccine, which resulted in a number of countries in Europe as well as Canada and Australia pausing the use of the U.K.-Swedish drugmaker's shot. The medical authorities in the U.K. and Europe found a possible link to very rare cases of unusual blood clots with low blood platelets after studying the data, but decided that the overall benefit was still worth the risk.

 

U.S. to Pause Distribution of J&J Vaccine Over Blood Clot Fears - NYT
 

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Chris B South UK
Chris B South UK Apr 13, 2021 15:05
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Why anyone would take the vaccine if they are not at risk is crazy!  Taking the vaccine may save your own life, but it doesn't stop you getting the virus and it doesn't stop you from being contagious.  People are being misled with the suggestion that the vaccine protects others when it only protects the recipient, assuming no serious adverse reactions or death from it that is?  Ivermectin (2-3mg / Kg by body weight  twice daily for 5 days) made by Merck clears all the symptoms of Covid in 5 days and is an effective cure!  There is no maximum dose, lack of toxicity! Cyproheptadine - Works on Serotonin physiology induced damage Kidney failure caused by renal vasal constriction induced by Serotonin Renal failure - 6mg 3 times a day
Stefan Auckland
Stefan Auckland Apr 13, 2021 15:05
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it literally stops you from being contagious, that is exactly why you should have it... you're a dolt for spouting this BS if you don't know what you're talking about!
Stefan Auckland
Stefan Auckland Apr 13, 2021 15:05
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it literally stops you from being contagious, that is exactly why you should have it...
William Lam
William Lam Apr 13, 2021 13:29
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Moderna ftw
William Lam
William Lam Apr 13, 2021 13:28
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Modern ftw
Drake Richards
Drake Richards Apr 13, 2021 13:23
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abundance of caution has put lives on hold for over a year.Life is not risk free
Andy Oconnell
Andy Oconnell Apr 13, 2021 13:17
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here we go again
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Ad Wer Apr 13, 2021 13:17
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“They said it was safe”
 
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