|Shipments of Johnson & Johnson vaccine halted|
|Future shipments of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine have been halted while the Food and Drug Administration investigates, after human error at a manufacturing plant ruined 15 million doses, The New York Times reported Wednesday.|
The plant in Baltimore is run by Emergent Biosolutions, and workers mixed up the ingredients in the vaccine, the Times reported.
Photos: Man Has Rare, Horrifying Reaction to Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine
President Joe Biden has been discussing the implementation of “vaccine passports” requiring Americans to prove they have been vaccinated for COVID-19 to gain entry into certain areas.
One man’s adverse reaction to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, however, provides tangible evidence as to why that is a bad idea.
Richard Terrell, 74, of Goochland County, Virginia, received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on March 6, WRIC-TV reported. Four days later, he started to feel a bit off.
Dr. FNU Nutan, a dermatology hospitalist at VCU Health, explained that a biopsy confirmed Terrell’s condition was a reaction to a drug.
“We ruled out all the viral infections, we ruled out COVID-19 itself, we made sure that his kidneys and liver was okay, and finally we came to the conclusion that it was the vaccine that he had received that was the cause,” Nutan said.
The doctor added that the reaction could have been life-threatening if it had not been treated.
This is not to say that all Americans should avoid the vaccine. Dr. Nutan herself said that a reaction like Terrell’s was very rare, and that she still trusts the vaccine.
My grandmother had a word for fools like Dr. Nutan: