2021-03-01

U.S. CDC approves Johnson & Johnson vaccine to be put into use, UK confirms new mutant virus case for the first time

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China News Service, March 1st. According to a comprehensive report, on February 28th local time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) formally approved the emergency use of Johnson & Johnson’s new crown vaccine. The CDC has issued a warning about the recent relaxation of epidemic prevention restrictions in many places in the United States. At the same time, the UK confirmed the first case of the mutant virus found in Brazil.

CDC officially approved the emergency use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

On the 28th local time, the CDC Immunization Practice Advisory Committee unanimously recommended the emergency use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine with 12 votes to 0 votes. Soon after, the director of CDC Rochelle Valensky accepted the committee’s recommendation to allow Johnson & Johnson vaccines to be put into use, which means that Johnson & Johnson can start shipping to all parts of the country.

U.S. CDC approves Johnson & Johnson vaccine to be put into use, UK confirms new mutant virus case for the first time

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p >The committee recommends that Johnson & Johnson’s new crown vaccine is suitable for Americans over 18 years of age. Varensky called the decision “another milestone in helping to end the epidemic.”

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formally approved the emergency use authorization of Johnson & Johnson’s new crown vaccine on February 27, making Johnson & Johnson vaccine the third new crown vaccine approved in the United States.

The cumulative number of confirmed cases of new crown in the United States currently exceeds 28.6 million. Last week, the number of people who died from the new crown virus in the United States exceeded 500,000, but the number of deaths in nursing homes has fallen sharply, and the overall number of cases and deaths is also falling. However, the CDC still warns that the downward trend in new cases may have stalled due to the spread of the more contagious variant of the new coronavirus.

At the same time, although there are signs that mutated viruses will lead to new outbreaks, governors in many places are removing restrictions, including mask regulations.

Reported that Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine will not immediately have a significant impact on epidemic control. It can only provide about 4 million doses of vaccine immediately, and it is expected to gradually increase shipments in the next few weeks.

The CDC stated that as of the morning of February 28, local time, the United States had received 75 million doses of the new coronavirus vaccine and distributed more than 96 million doses of vaccine across the country.

The UK’s first confirmed case of a mutant virus found in Brazil

An official from the British health authority stated on February 28 that the country’s first P.1 mutant new coronavirus infection reported in Brazil was detected for the first time. Case.

It is reported that 3 cases were found in England and 3 cases in Scotland.

Two of the confirmed cases in England are from the same family, and one of them has a history of travel to Brazil. The three confirmed cases in Scotland all have a history of travel to Brazil, but there is no correlation with the confirmed cases in England.

The Department of Public Health of the United Kingdom pointed out that as a preventive measure, officials investigating these cases are quickly collecting tests and speeding up the sequencing of local samples that are positive for the new coronavirus.