FDA Lifts Restriction of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home.

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5 Responses

  1. Jaybird

    The FDA is killing people.

    I cannot believe their incompetence.Report

  2. Michael Cain

    Things I noticed this week before the J&J vaccine was unpaused. (1) Groceries have enough doses that there are lines of people waiting, and the stores have had to rearrange to provide enough seating for the people doing their 15-minute post-vaccine wait. (2) At least some of the state’s mass vaccination sites are now taking walk-ups. (3) The county health department has enough vaccine that they can send a bunch of it and Spanish-speaking nurses to the places in town Hispanic families frequent on Saturdays, and do a fairly booming business in on-the-spot vaccinations.

    I am quickly becoming more afraid that our problem is about to be 30% of the population refusing to get vaccinated than I am that there’s not enough vaccine.Report

    • Jaybird in reply to Michael Cain

      We’re reaching the point where everybody who really really really wanted a shot has gotten one.

      Most of the people who really really wanted one have one.

      Now we just need to get shots into the arms of the people who really want one (but don’t have one yet) and who want one and kinda want one.

      At this point the emphasis needs to be on ease of putting a shot in an arm. Walk-ups welcome! Give a short paragraph about how this shot needs a second shot but that shot doesn’t and then give a second paragraph about the importance of maintaining vigilance while letting the shot kick in and then put it in the arm, no questions asked. Well, maybe ask if it’s been 3 weeks since the previous shot or whatever.

      Make it *EASY*.

      And *THEN* we can pivot to the people who are unsure about whether they want one.

      Make it easy first.Report

  3. Mike Schilling

    There were complaints that the pause would undermine confidence in vaccines. But it would have been more disastrous for the F.D.A. to be seen as ignoring or covering up the issue.


    I agree.Report

    • Jaybird in reply to Mike Schilling

      I dunno.

      I think that pausing it for women *MIGHT* have been the right move… but, alas.Report

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