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SATURDAY UPDATES: FDA issues emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson vaccine

A vial of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine.
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A vial of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

UPDATE: The Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The vaccine will be the third one working to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.

The vaccine will only require those who are 18 years and older who get it to get one shot.

ORIGINAL: The Department of Health and Senior Services reported 478 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the total up 477,950.

Missouri ranked 31st in the nation for new cases reported in the past seven days.

The state also reported seven new Coronavirus-related deaths. The death toll in Missouri is at 7,920.

There were 1,209 people hospitalized with the virus.

On Saturday, 424,131 Missouri residents had received the second dose of the Coronavirus vaccine.

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Sydney Olsen

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  1. “FDA issues emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson vaccine”
    Please note, this is not FDA approval. It’s an assertion that the FDA considers the disease more dangerous than the treatment MIGHT be, since they don’t know how dangerous it actually is. In truth, the vaccines being made available to the public is nothing more nor less than a Pharma experiment. The negative results of which Pharma is not liable for by law.
    All numbers for cases, positivity, hospitalizations, and deaths are the result of a flawed test that has not been used correctly. The test produces excessive false positives, making it useless if 35 or more cycles are used, while the CDC and the WHO recommended 40 all last year. Both changed their mind once Biden took office (curious is it not?) and recommended the 35 cycle limit be used, after which cases dramatically dropped. Current stats may be somewhat accurate, but totals including last years numbers are in error. A big error.

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