The Most Popular J&J Vaccine Story On Facebook? A Conspiracy Theorist Posted It

Those are the publishers of four of the five most popular Facebook posts of articles about the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine this week. They’re ranked 2-5 in total interactions, according to data from the tracking tool Crowdtangle. Number one however, isn’t from a news organization. Or a government official. Or a public health expert.… Continue reading The Most Popular J&J Vaccine Story On Facebook? A Conspiracy Theorist Posted It

U.S. states face steep decline in J&J Covid vaccine amid production problems at Baltimore plant

Johnson & Johnson is scaling back shipments of its single-dose Covid-19 vaccine by 86% next week as it grapples with manufacturing issues at a major plant in Baltimore. The government has allocated only 700,000 J&J shots to states next week, down from 4.9 million the week prior, according to data from the Centers for Disease… Continue reading U.S. states face steep decline in J&J Covid vaccine amid production problems at Baltimore plant

African Immigrant Health Groups Battle Trans-Atlantic Tide Of Vaccine Disinformation

Switching between Swahili and English, Dr. Frank Minja asked the African immigrants on the Zoom call if they had any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Minja, who is originally from Tanzania, was asked how to get the vaccine, how it works, whether it’s safe. Then one person asked him about a video promoting the conspiracy… Continue reading African Immigrant Health Groups Battle Trans-Atlantic Tide Of Vaccine Disinformation

Johnson & Johnson To Oversee Vaccine Production At Baltimore Facility

The Biden administration has facilitated for Johnson & Johnson to assume “full responsibility” of a production plant after a mishap botched likely millions of doses-worth of COVID-19 vaccine. The company has pledged to deliver 100 million doses by the end of May. But on March 31, J&J announced its quality control process had detected one… Continue reading Johnson & Johnson To Oversee Vaccine Production At Baltimore Facility

Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe During Pregnancy And May Protect Baby, Too

Since the pandemic began, pregnant people have faced a difficult choice: to vaccinate or not to vaccinate. The risk of severe disease or even death from COVID-19 — while small — is higher during pregnancy. More than 82,000 coronavirus infections among pregnant individuals and 90 maternal deaths from the disease have been reported in the… Continue reading Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe During Pregnancy And May Protect Baby, Too

Everyone here is confused’: Europe’s see-sawing over AstraZeneca’s vaccine is stoking doubts

There are signs that Europe’s diverging — and changing — usage rules when it comes to the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford are sowing further confusion and mistrust among citizens. Not only have EU citizens had to contend with a barrage of negative sentiment toward the vaccine, even from top… Continue reading Everyone here is confused’: Europe’s see-sawing over AstraZeneca’s vaccine is stoking doubts

Pfizer says Covid vaccine is 100% effective in kids ages 12 to 15

Pfizer said Wednesday its Covid-19 vaccine was 100% effective in a study of adolescents aged 12 to 15, encouraging results that could clear the shots for use in middle school students before school starts this fall. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said the company plans to submit the new data on the vaccine, which is developed… Continue reading Pfizer says Covid vaccine is 100% effective in kids ages 12 to 15

Covid cases rise across more than half of the U.S. as country races to vaccinate

New cases of Covid-19 are once again on the rise across more than half of the United States as officials race to vaccinate additional people before highly contagious variants become prevalent in the country. As of Sunday, the seven-day average of new cases rose by 5% or more in 27 states, according to a CNBC… Continue reading Covid cases rise across more than half of the U.S. as country races to vaccinate

Not Enough Vaccine Doses In Europe To Stop A 3rd Wave, German Health Minister Says

A health care work presents a vial with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Stuttgart, southern Germany on March 19, 2021. (Photo by Marijan Murat / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MARIJAN MURAT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

German Health Minister Jens Spahn is telling Germans to diligently follow coronavirus safety rules, warning that vaccines won’t arrive quickly enough to prevent a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. New infections in Germany are rising at a “very clearly exponential rate,” Spahn said. “There are not yet enough vaccine doses in Europe to stop… Continue reading Not Enough Vaccine Doses In Europe To Stop A 3rd Wave, German Health Minister Says