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Georgia becomes third state to shut down Johnson & Johnson vaccine site after adverse reactions

Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine is dealing with a double dose of issues. Georgia is the third state to briefly shut down a vaccine site after eight individuals suffered adverse reactions to the shot. 

Earlier this week, 18 individuals in North Carolina reported unwanted side effects, whereas 11 individuals in Colorado reacted to the shot with signs starting from dizziness, nausea and fainting. 

“This is a really potent vaccine, and what we’re seeing is some of that potency relating at a very rare side effect that we just have to be aware of,” stated Dr. David Agus, a CBS News medical contributor. 

All three main U.S. vaccines produced adverse reactions in additional than 60,000 individuals nationwide. For every producer — Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson — simply one-tenth of 1% of all individuals have reported unwanted side effects. 

Another drawback dealing with Johnson & Johnson is distribution. The company is dramatically scaling again shipments to states by 86% subsequent week. 

Meanwhile, Michigan is experiencing dreadful deja vu as some hospital intensive care items close to capability. 

“We all know what works and this has to be a team effort. We have to do this together. Lives depend on it,” Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer stated. 

Whitmer is asking for a two-week pause on indoor eating, in-person studying for top colleges and youth sports activities — a driving consider new instances amongst children. 

Pfizer is the primary company to search an enlargement of its emergency use authorization to give its vaccine to kids as younger as 12. 

In California, 1000’s have been turned away after being advised to present up to one site with further doses. In New York City, variants comprise almost 80% of recent each day instances, with 45% homegrown. Another 30% are pushed by the variant first found within the U.Ok., which is believed to be up to 70% extra contagious and extra deadly. 

Agus is warning Americans not to panic. 

“The current vaccines that are out there in the public work against all of the variants,” the CBS News medical contributor stated. “Science is overcoming here. And that’s why I think that by June we’re going to overcome this virus in the United States and get to a new normal here.” 

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