April 19, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert


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Photographer: Veejay Villafranca/Bloomberg

To judge by the headlines, you’d think the most critical immunization issue facing the world is the safety and hesitancy concerns over the AstraZeneca Plc and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

That debate is genuinely important. Still, it shouldn’t distract from the biggest challenge the world will face over the coming months: the grossly unequal distribution of vaccines between rich and poor countries.

The development and ramp-up of preventive medicine for the coronavirus is a testament to the innovative power of the modern global economy. Counting only drugs that are

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BELLEVUE, Neb. (WOWT) – Employers can require vaccinations, but not all health care facilities require it.

Hillcrest Health Services meets those hesitant employees head-on. One woman was relieved to hear what happens behind closed doors as her mother receives treatment.

“It makes me feel much more comfortable,” Marla Rohrke said. Her mother is rehabbing a broken femur.

The two made plans for a visitation this week, but then Marla got a phone call.

“They had to cancel the visitation because someone had come down with Covid,” Marla said. “I did ask the person who called me, ‘well, was it a

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Sullivan County’s Health Department wasn’t the only one forced to pivot.

The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. Pictured, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in storage at Anderson Compounding Pharmacy in Bristol, Tennessee.

Virginia’s Mount Rogers Health District, which serves the cities of Bristol and Galax along with Washington, Wythe, Bland, Carroll, Grayson and Smyth counties, announced on Facebook Tuesday morning that it will offer Pfizer rather than J&J vaccines at a Saturday mass vaccination clinic in Marion.

At Anderson Compounding

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States began halting use of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine Tuesday after federal health officials recommended a pause “out of an abundance of caution” because of rare but dangerous blood clots.

California, New York, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Florida were among more than a dozen states to almost immediately follow the guidance from the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Jeff Zients, White House COVID-19 response coordinator, said the pause would have little impact on vaccine availability. The U.S will have enough Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for 300 million Americans by end of July, he

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On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that medical providers “pause” administering the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine after six women ages 18 to 48 — out of the 6.8 million people who have received the J&J vaccine — were reported to have developed blood clots within two weeks of getting the shot. According to the FDA, one woman died as a result of the clots, and another is in critical condition.

If anything, seeing the FDA act out of an abundance of caution is a sign that systems can work.

This still means that there have been fewer

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Hindu devotees gather on the banks of Ganges River during the Kumbh Mela festival in Haridwar on April 11. Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images

Millions of people have been traveling across India in April for the Kumbh Mela, a major Hindu festival and the largest pilgrimage on Earth, held this year in the city of Haridwar.

But it’s raising Covid concerns, as the country plunges deeper into a worrying second wave.

“Social distancing is proving very difficult, if we try to enforce it then it can lead to a stampede,” Inspector General of Police Sanjay Gunjyal told local news early Monday. Police

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