The Johnson & Johnson Pause
Category: News & PoliticsBy: vic-eldred • one month ago • 56 comments
As of Monday, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine had been administered across the U.S. The CDC & FDA is calling for a pause in distribution based on 6 cases of blood clots. How much of a fraction of 1% would that be?
The agencies said the "adverse events" seem to be extremely rare, but that the pause is important so that health care providers can be made aware of the reactions and properly recognize and manage the cases, given the unique treatment required.
The key phrase would be "extremely rare."
So what is this really about?
Why pause a vaccine that is a favorite of many Governors because only one shot is required and the vaccine does not all the refrigeration of the two more prominent vaccines?
You hear it right away there. This may be about vaccine confidence. We must treat the American public like children and pause an effective vaccine to show us all how responsible the irresponsible CDC is.