White House to SHARE its Emergent BioSolutions, unusable Astra-Zeneca vaccine with other nations

From today’s WaPo:

Of Americans not yet vaccinated, fewer than 1 in 4 people said they would be willing to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a Washington Post-ABC News poll found. Confidence in the other two vaccines remained high.

Emergent Solutions, which has been beaten and bloodied by the Washington Post and NY Times over the past few weeks, and continues to fail FDA inspections, is the ONLY source of Johnson and Johnson Covid vaccine produced in the US.  It is also the only source of Astra-Zeneca Covid vaccine produced in the US.  Only the uninformed would accept either product from Emergent BioSolutions’ stocks.  What can be done about that?

Dump this unapproved, unauthorized and potentially contaminated vaccine on other countries, like India, of course. 

The White House also announced Monday that the United States will share up to 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine with other countries. That vaccine has not been authorized for use in the United States but has been available in countries such as the U.K. for months…

The AstraZeneca vaccine, which is not yet authorized for use in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration, will be sent to other countries once it clears federal safety reviews, officials said…We do not need to use AstraZeneca in our fight against covid,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters… 

The situation in India, where record global daily covid-19 cases have been set in recent days, is especially dire… 

UPDATE May 1:  Health Canada is not distributing the Emergent BioSolutions-made Johnson and Johnson Covid vaccines.  



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1 year ago

Canada lucked out on a few doses too. But no worries – they are "not believed to have been affected." Awesome.

1 year ago

love that 'awesome,' yvette! lynn b

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