Out of an abundance of caution, US officials on Tuesday recommended pausing use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. Officials linked the vaccine to six peculiar illnesses in which people developed life-threatening blood clots in combination with low levels of blood platelets, the cell fragments in blood that form clots. One person died from their condition and another is in critical condition. It’s unclear if the vaccine caused the illnesses. Even if it did, the illnesses would represent an exceedingly rare side effect. The six cases occurred among more than 6.8 million people in the US who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. That would make it a side effect seen in fewer than one in a million . The risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19, which the vaccine protects against, easily exceeds those odds. Without question, the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the potential risks. Still, with robust supplies of vaccine from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNtech—neither … [Read more...] about The very common vaccine ingredient at the center of J&J, AstraZeneca drama
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Years from now when we look back at the coronavirus pandemic, one of the first people we'll think of is Anthony Fauci Anthony Fauci Overnight Health Care: US health officials call for J&J vaccine pause over rare blood clots | White House seeks to reassure Five questions raised by the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause Biden says vaccine supply not impacted by J&J pause MORE , director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. And why not? It was one year ago when an argument could be made that the two most trusted public figures on COVID-19 were Fauci and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Andrew Cuomo New Mexico governor settles with former campaign aide over claim of unwanted sexual behavior Fauci fatigue sets in as top doc sows doubt in vaccine effectiveness New Mexico governor signs marijuana legalization bill MORE (D). We all know about the spectacular fall of the latter from 70-something percent approval … [Read more...] about Fauci fatigue sets in as top doc sows doubt in vaccine effectiveness
Nearly three months after President Biden Joe Biden IRS to roll out payments for ,000 child tax credit in July Capitol Police told not to use most aggressive tactics in riot response, report finds Biden to accompany first lady to appointment for 'common medical procedure' MORE assumed office, friends and foes alike are looking for clear evidence of just how liberal his administration is going to be. It has been hard to pin the White House down, ideologically speaking. Is he maintaining the cautious center-left approach that he has followed most of his career? Or is he pursuing a paradigmatic shift in American politics in the manner of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society or President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal? ADVERTISEMENT The answer is: a bit of both. And that holds both opportunities and perils. Corbin Trent, a former communications director for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez NY House Democrats demand … [Read more...] about The Memo: How liberal will the Biden presidency be?
(CBS Local)– Margaret Josephs is a household name in the Tri-State area because of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” but there is much more to her story than the reality TV show. Josephs, who was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, is a fashion designer, entrepreneur and now the author of a new book from Simon & Schuster called “ Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget: How to Survive in Business and Life .” CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith spoke to Josephs about the book, the keys to her success in the fashion industry and why “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” resonates with so many people. READ MORE: Watch Live @ 11:30: Gov. Baker Update On COVID Vaccines Following Johnson & Johnson Pause “Writing this book was very therapeutic and cathartic at the same time,” said Josephs. “Everybody knows me from the show and that’s only 25% of my life. I thought everyone should know what happened to me before I got on Housewives, how I got there and built my business. I grew up with my single … [Read more...] about Margaret Josephs On ‘The Real Housewives Of New Jersey’ & ‘Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget’
(CNN) We are three months from the start of hurricane season -- though the official start date may come earlier this year because hurricanes have occurred outside the traditional season in recent years. And, yes, those famous Disney characters from "Frozen" could really serve as inspiration for hurricane names this year. Three of them -- Ana, Elsa, Olaf -- are on the list of official names in the Atlantic and east Pacific basins, in what could be another active hurricane season. Though it's too early to know definitively, forecasters say a few key elements could determine whether we see another active season similar to last year. The official start of the hurricane season is June 1st, just 100 days away. It only takes one storm to make it a bad year for you, and that's the one to prepare for going into the season. @NWS @NOAA @NOAAComms @NHC_Atlantic @NHC_Pacific https://t.co/3TBiIEfPWT pic.twitter.com/Ud4SMCZ6sK — National … [Read more...] about Elsa and Olaf? Characters from the movie ‘Frozen’ could serve as hurricane names this season