04.14.21. Cause for Pause


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Johnson & Johnson

This week, the use of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is paused, raising questions and concerns, as well as setbacks for President Biden’s vaccination effort.

A recent poll shows that less than half of all Americans are concerned with many of the core tenets of journalism… but why? We examine this, as well as President Biden’s plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin, and continuing unrest in Minneapolis as more protests ensue following the shooting death of another black man.

We then shift our attention over to the controversial decision to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, raising concerns among health experts about hesitation by Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The CDC’s reasoning for doing so was “out of an abundance of caution,” but how does the safety of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine compare against other more common medications that have caused similar problems related to blood clotting in the past? Also, how big a setback will the decision to pause the use of the vaccine be for the Biden administration? We examine all of this in this week’s edition of Middle Theory.

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