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US recommends pause in Johnson Johnson coronavirus vaccine after reports of blood clots

The United States is recommending a “pause” in the administration of the single-dose Johnson Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.In a joint statement on Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating clots in six women that occurred in the days after vaccination. The clots were observed along with reduced platelet counts – making the usual treatment for blood clots, the…


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