Dr. Esther Choo, professor of emergency medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, told CNN: “This is really good news.” “Johnson & Johnson Vaccine… The performance is very good, and it still has excellent performance. Security and great convenience.”
Choo said: “It is really a challenge to give a lot of people a dose of medicine.” “Sign a second order, track it, and get traffic. This is a huge obstacle for many Americans, and of course in rural America, including Difficult to reach places, this is a huge logistical challenge.”
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine will “substantially” increase the availability of vaccines
More than 23.6 million people have been vaccinated with both vaccines. Approximately 7.1% of the U.S. population.
Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a professor of medicine at George Washington University, said in an interview with CNN: “J&J vaccines that are easier to transport and store will greatly increase our vaccine supply.” “This is very important.”
Lori Tremmel Freeman, chief executive of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, said that there are approximately 3.9 million doses of vaccine available for immediate order, which could increase the number of Covid-19 vaccines in each state by about 25%.
Utah Governor Spencer Cox told CNN that he expects the state to receive “a few thousand doses” in the next few days.
Cox said: “We expect a weapon attack next week.” “We know they have about 4 million doses of vaccine on hand. We believe that they will start shipping them out on Monday. We think we should send them out on Wednesday. Take these pills. Weapon shooting on Thursday. And Friday. This is a big deal for Americans in our state and around the world.”
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice said on Friday that the emergency use authorization of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine will mean that the state will receive about 15,000 more doses of vaccine as soon as this week.
Now is not the time to give up security measures
Although it may be good news to obtain emergency use of the Covid-19 vaccine for the third time, health officials have repeatedly warned that this is definitely not the time to abandon effective measures to combat the spread of the virus.
The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Rochelle Varensky, warned in a White House briefing on Friday that due to the decline in the number of cases and hospitalizations, it now appears to be “steady” at these high levels.
She said: “In the past few weeks, since the beginning of January, the number of cases and hospitalizations in the United States has been declining, while the number of deaths has been declining in the past week.” “But the latest data suggests that these declines may be stagnant. In the past, it may still remain at a very high level. Our CDC believes this is a very worrying trajectory change.”
Experts warn that this re-outbreak of the Covid-19 virus may occur in a few weeks, this time being driven by a variant of the virus. What is particularly worrying is that the highly contagious B.1.1.7 variant was first discovered in the United Kingdom. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that this variant will become the main variant in the United States next month.
“The CDC has been warning that variants will continue to spread in the United States, and predicts that variants (such as the B.1.1.7 variant) are considered 50% more likely to be transmitted than wild-type strains. As of mid-March, it is Covid -19 major variants.” “We may now see the impact of the beginning of these variants in the latest data.”
CNN’s Maggie Fox, Jacqueline Howard, Nicholas Neville, Jen Christensen and Christopher Rios contributed to this report.