Opinion | Extending the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause for a week was a deadly mistake

From The Washington Post: At its meeting, ACIP analyzed vaccine side effects with admirable transparency. But there was no rigorous analysis of the risks of not being vaccinated. Rather, ACIP insisted that because “alternative covid-19 vaccines (mRNA vaccines) are available,” the tradeoffs are inconsequential. This shows a profound disconnect with the reality many Americans face. …

Decision to pause Johnson & Johnson vaccine causes public confidence in vaccine to sink

From YouGov: Comparing the results from those who took the survey before the announcement with those who took the survey afterward shows the huge impact the CDC’s decision has had on the perceived safety of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Among those who started the survey before the announcement about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine …