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Agencies recommend pausing Johnson & Johnson vaccine

by Charissa Koh
Posted 4/13/21, 04:42 pm

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said they were investigating potentially dangerous blood clots in six women who received the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. In the meantime, they recommended the country pause use of the shot. The reported complications appeared in women within two weeks of vaccination, and they also had low platelets in veins that drain blood from the brain. Federal officials want time to investigate and educate doctors on spotting and treating the clots.

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Michigan COVID-19 increase catches national eye

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/12/21, 05:57 pm

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said sending more vaccines to Michigan wouldn’t help stem a surge of COVID-19 cases in the state because the shots take two to six weeks to offer protection. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had called for the federal government to send more COVID-19 shots to help tamp down new cases. The White House last week said the state hasn’t ordered all of its available vaccines.

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Hope after a pandemic

Coronavirus | Following a year of coronavirus lockdowns, illness, and death, Americans rejoice at a vaccine and little steps back to normal living
by Emily Belz, Jamie Dean, Leah Hickman & Charissa Koh
Posted 4/08/21, 08:21 am

At New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, the flights stop each night to allow Queens residents to get some sleep. But in mid-March at Citi Field, the Mets baseball stadium next to LaGuardia, COVID-19 ­vaccine appointments continued all night long.

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