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Johnson & Johnson is having a very bad month - but fears of blood clots and other negative reactions are likely overblown

Nurse Elizabeth Johnson administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Melissa Mendez in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle/Getty Images US regulators on Tuesday recommended an immediate pause of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine rollout. Six women have developed rare blood clots following J&J's shot, but experts aren't worried yet. J&J has also encountered manufacturing snafus and reports of fainting at vaccination sites. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
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White House says Johnson & Johnson pause 'will not have a significant impact on our vaccination plan'

The first boxes of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine are loaded into a box for shipment from the McKesson facility in Shepherdsville, Kentucky on March 1, 2021. Timothy Easley/AFP via Getty Images The White House released a statement about the recommended pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said it won't have a "significant impact." He said that the US has enough Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to provide doses to people. See m...
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Manufacturer that ruined 15 million Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses once got a $163 million federal contract to improve its facility: NYT

The first boxes of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine are loaded into a box for shipment from the McKesson facility in Shepherdsville, Kentucky on March 1, 2021. Timothy Easley/AFP via Getty Images A Baltimore factory that ruined 15 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine was once given a $163 million federal contract to improve its facility, The federal government first invested in the Emergent BioSolutions, a biotech firm that's known for producing anthrax vaccine...
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Company involved in 15 million discarded doses of the J&J vaccine has history of quality control violations

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is delivered as a single shot, while both Pfizer and Moderna's require two jabs. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images One of the companies producing the J&J vaccine has a history of quality control violations, AP reported. Emergent Biosolutions was cited by the FDA on quality control issues, including mold and cracked vials. The company is at the center of the mix-up that led to 15 million discarded doses of the vaccine o...
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Emergent BioSolutions tumbles 14% after J&J says it spoiled 15 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

The first boxes of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine are loaded into a box for shipment from the McKesson facility in Shepherdsville, Kentucky on March 1, 2021. Timothy Easley/AFP via Getty Images Shares of Emergent BioSolutions tumbled 14% after it spoiled Johnson & Johnson vaccines. According to The New York Times, the spoilage that affected 15 million vaccine doses was due to human error. The contract manufacturer produces both the J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines, which the NYT repo...
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Emergent BioSolutions tumbles 7% after J&J says it spoiled 15 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

The first boxes of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine are loaded into a box for shipment from the McKesson facility in Shepherdsville, Kentucky on March 1, 2021. Timothy Easley/AFP via Getty Images Shares of Emergent BioSolutions tumbled in premarket hours after it spoiled Johnson & Johnson vaccines. According to The New York Times, the spoilage that affected 15 million vaccine doses was due to human error. The contract manufacturer produces both the J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines, wh...
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Johnson & Johnson's vaccine has some unique features that make it the single best tool for ending the pandemic

An employee with the McKesson Corporation packs a box of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine into a cooler in Shepherdsville, Kentucky on March 1, 2021. Timothy Easley/AFP via Getty Images The new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most efficient tools available for ending the pandemic. This vaccine can be produced quickly using existing production technology, can be shipped much more easily, and only requires a single syringe and no follow-up appointments. Transparency is...
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Dr. Fauci has a stunningly simple way to explain how Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine differs from Pfizer and Moderna shots

Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a White House press briefing on January 21, 2021 in Washington. Alex Wong/Getty Images There are now 3 different COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the US. Two are mRNA-based (Pfizer, Moderna), while one is an adenovirus (Johnson & Johnson). Dr. Fauci explained how they differ in action, but said "the ultimate end game" is the same.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. ...
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Why Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine is probably the best shot

Business Insider A clinical trial volunteer participates in Johnson & Johnson's study to test a coronavirus vaccine. Janssen Pfizer's and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines were near perfect at preventing symptomatic infections in trials. Johnson & Johnson's shot has benefits: It's cheap, easy, and mild, and it performs against variants. The truth is you can't pick out which vaccine you get anyway, so it's a good thing they all work. Visit the Business section of Insider for more st...
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Mitch McConnell says an economic stimulus package is 'unlikely in the next 3 weeks' as the White House renews its push for aid

Democrats voted against a paired-down coronavirus stimulus bill put forth this week by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said a coronavirus aid package was "unlikely in the next three weeks" in the run-up to the election. "We do need another rescue package. But the proximity to the election and the differences of opinion about what is needed at this particular juncture are pretty vast," he said at ...
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Amazon warehouse workers in New York will strike after an employee tested positive for coronavirus

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island plan to strike on Monday. They will protest the company's health and safety policies after a colleague tested positive for coronavirus. The strikers are demanding Amazon shut down the facility for a deep clean and pay its workers in the meantime. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Close on 100 Amazon workers are planning to walk out of a Staten Island on Monday in protest of the company's policies on coronavirus. Chris Smalls, a...
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Amazon’s ‘deep clean’ of its coronavirus-infected warehouse will continue… indefinitely

It happened: Amazon shut down one of its warehouse indefinitely after three workers tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), Bloomberg reports. Through automated calls, the e-commerce giant told employees late Wednesday it would extend the 48-hour “enhanced, deep cleaning” of its Shepherdsville, Kentucky returns facility that began earlier this week. Late Wednesday, the e-commerce giant told employees it would extend the 48-hour “enhanced, deep cleaning” of its Shepherdsville, Kentucky, retur...
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Amazon has finally shut a US warehouse indefinitely after 3 workers tested positive for COVID-19

Amazon has indefinitely shut a returns center in Shepherdsville, Kentucky after three workers tested positive for coronavirus. Originally the facility was only supposed to remain closed for 48 hours, but staff protested returning as the warehouse is focused on the return of non-essential items such as sneakers and watches. This is the first major Amazon facility to fully close during the coronavirus pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon has shut down a warehouse...
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Triple Crown of Rodding Shines Brightly at the 35th Annual Hot Rod Roundup

Hot rodders in the south have long known about the Hot Rod Roundup, hosted by the Shades of the Past Car Club out of the Knoxville area in Tennessee. Over the course of 35 years the event has grown from a local to regional event to now one with national proportions and implications. For those who are immersed in the world of street rodding you know that the weekend after Labor Day represents the time to attend the Hot Rod Roundup. The latest event featured incredible weather in the low to mid 70...
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