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FDA clears Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 shot

A healthcare worker holds a Johnson & Johnson vaccine dose.
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A healthcare worker holds a Johnson & Johnson vaccine dose.

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. now has a third vaccine to prevent Covid-19.

The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.

Health experts have anxiously awaited a one-and-done option to help speed vaccinations.

The virus has already killed more than 510,000 people in the U.S. and is mutating in increasingly worrisome ways.

The FDA said J&J’s vaccine offers strong protection against what matters most: serious illness, hospitalizations and death.

One dose was 85% protective against the most severe Covid-19 illness, in a massive study that spanned three continents.


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  1. Remember, if your an idiot Trump lover, you don’t believe Biden won in November and the virus is fake. Yeah, I know Trump lost over 5 dozen cases in court (including to Trump appointees at every level), there’s over 500,000 dead, and Mango Mussolini lied about paying off porn stars and that he’d release his taxes and he had a replacement for Obamacare ready and he’d build a wall that Mexico would pay for and Hillary was going to jail and he loved the people that stormed the Capitol and killed a cop… but he said the virus was going away last April so you don’t get it. That’s your moral compass, you know.

  2. Thank you Trump for giving us three vaccines in less than a year. If Biden would have been president a year ago, we all would be hiding in a basement with masks on and no vaccine.

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