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APsplainin US recommends 'pause' for J&J vaccine over clot reports
U.S. federal distribution channels, including mass vaccination sites, will pause the use of the J&J shot, and states and other providers are expected to follow.
archived The ["]AstraZeneca["] Factory in Baltimore, EMA clears ["]Leiden vaccine["] for use
by Cat on Tue Apr 13th, 2021 at 11:51:51 AM EST
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REUTERSplainin U.S. calls for pause on Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine
The move from the U.S. regulators comes less than a week after Europe's drugs regulator said it was reviewing rare blood clots in four people in the United States who received the shot.
US supply chain discipline Merck (NC), Catalent (MD)
by Cat on Tue Apr 13th, 2021 at 12:25:25 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue Apr 27th, 2021 at 02:18:43 PM EST
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Faucisplainin AstraZeneca shot is good if safety issues can be overcome, U.S. official Fauci says
"I think that the AstraZeneca vaccine from a standpoint of efficacy is a good vaccine, and if the safety issue gets straightened out in the European Union ... the efficacy of that vaccine is really quite good," he told BBC radio on Tuesday.
The AstraZeneca vaccine is being investigated by European regulators over concerns about rare cases of blood clots. It has not yet been approved in the United States. ... Officials in Britain, where the vaccine was first approved, have advised that those aged under 30 should be offered an alternative.
by Cat on Tue Apr 13th, 2021 at 12:55:19 PM EST
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As I have written before, these incidents have to be balanced against the tens or hundreds of thousands of deaths averted by the vaccine. Vaccination isn't magic.  The surprise, to me, is the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines don't have severe side effects.  To be 100% accurate it is known anaphylaxis occurs in 2 to 5 people per million but that is not life-threatening since it happens with 30 minutes of getting shot and is treatable.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Apr 13th, 2021 at 04:12:28 PM EST
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India expects biggest share of U.S. doses of AstraZeneca vaccine -govt sources, a murder mystery
India expects to secure the biggest chunk of the 60 million AstraZeneca (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine doses that the United States will share [?] globally
FDA has yet publicly to grant EUA to Oxford/AstraZeneca
On Monday, the White House said 10 million [!] doses could be cleared for export "in coming weeks" and the rest by June.
"We are also assuring them that once COVID cases decline, we will manufacture and distribute vaccines to other nations," the source added, in line with a pact among the Quad group of nations comprising the U.S., India, Japan and Australia.
The first source also said the [IN] government would help Indian states ["]import["] vaccines.

"We are facilitating," he added. "Some states have the money and they are willing to pay for it [?!], whether it's for local or imported vaccines."

Becoming Baltimore
India, with the world's largest vaccine-making capacity [?!], had donated or exported more than 66 million doses before its own needs jumped because of the SURGE in infections.
by Cat on Tue Apr 27th, 2021 at 02:09:45 PM EST
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