BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has completed its inspection of the Baltimore-based Johnson & Johnson vaccine maker Emergent BioSolutions Tuesday and “cited a number of observations concerning whether the facility’s processes met our requirements and standards.” The FDA has been inspecting the company’s Bayview facility after it was reported that due to “human error” 15 million potential doses of the J&J coronavirus vaccine were ruined. To date, none of the Johnson & Johnson doses created at Emergent BioSolutions have been distributed in the U.S., the FDA said. READ MORE: Porto's Bakery Getting Ready To Open Northridge Location In a press release Wednesday, the FDA said it “takes its responsibility to ensure medical product quality, safety and effectiveness very seriously. The American public puts its trust in the agency to ensure that all medical products, including COVID-19 vaccines, meet the agency’s standards for quality, safety and … [Read more...] about FDA Completes Inspection Of J&J Vaccine Maker Emergent BioSolutions, Cites Concerns Over Cross-Contamination, Sanitation
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DURANGO, Colo. (CBS4) – Administrators at Fort Lewis College in Durango say the COVID-19 vaccination will be a requirement for students attending classes on campus this fall. The announcement was made on Friday in the form of a letter from President Tom Stritikus to students and staff. “A broadly vaccinated student body provides our best hope for returning to the hands-on, inclusive, experiential, and personalized learning environment that we have all come to love. As such, all students enrolling at FLC for the Fall 2021 semester will be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine,” Stritikus wrote. The college is now the first in Colorado to mandate that students get the shot, Colorado Public Radio reported . Late last month, Rutgers University was the first in the nation to require students to get COVID-19 vaccinations before the start of the fall term. Stritikus said Fort Lewis College is planning to host a COVID vaccination clinic on campus the week before the start of school for … [Read more...] about COVID In Colorado: Fort Lewis College Becomes First In State To Require Vaccine
A version of this story appeared in the April 14 edition of CNN's Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction newsletter. Sign up here to receive the need-to-know headlines every weekday . (CNN) The United States could have around 300 million excess Covid-19 shots by the end of July, health policy experts at Duke University estimated in a report Thursday , calling on the country to share doses more widely to address the stark inequality around global vaccine distribution. The US has provided limited shipments of AstraZeneca's vaccine -- which is not yet authorized for use in the United States -- to Mexico and Canada, but US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said it won't share shots more broadly until the country is "more confident" in its own supplies . The US is the biggest financial donor to the global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX, but the country has been tight-fisted with the actual vaccines it has in huge supply, while many others have none at all. Three-quarters of the … [Read more...] about The US could have 300M extra vaccines. Why won’t it share?
(CNN) President Joe Biden, well on his way to reaching a new goal of vaccinating 200 million Americans by the end of April, is taking initial steps toward helping other nations ramp up shots, including by boosting global manufacturing and appointing a top global health expert who previously advocated for shipping vaccines from the United States' surplus abroad. Diplomats view the developments as a sign Biden is moving toward sharing some of the hundreds of millions of doses the United States will have left over once every American is vaccinated. But the President remains wary of sending vaccines overseas before people in the United States have access, and administration health experts continue to caution that extra doses may be needed as the virus mutates and the pandemic persists. Biden's political advisers and national security team have debated the appropriate balance among domestic needs, humanitarian efforts and political strategy, people familiar with the matter say. … [Read more...] about Biden ramps up vaccine diplomacy efforts as hopes rise that he’ll share surplus doses
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle took to social media to share their thoughts after a verdict was reached in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was found guilty Tuesday of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd . Many politicos expressed approval over the trial outcome, and noted its influence on helping to hold law enforcement accountable. ADVERTISEMENT The jury's verdict delivers accountability for Derek Chauvin, but not justice for George Floyd. Real justice for him and too many others can only happen when we build a nation that fundamentally respects the human dignity of every person. https://t.co/JyJFztQbDu — Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders Newsmax host: Jury decided to 'sacrifice' Chauvin to the mob Lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' Senate confirms SEC chief Gensler to full five-year … [Read more...] about Lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: ‘Our work is far from done’