The Food and Drug Administration took another step toward granting emergency use authorization to a third COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, announcing that a single dose of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine showed 86% efficacy against severe cases of disease in a US trial. Most of those shots are expected to arrive by the end of September.
If many Americans opted to wait for a preferred vaccine, it would not only leave more people at risk of developing a serious case of covid, but would also likely slow down the country's vaccination program, which only recently started gaining steam after a tepid start. But by the end of March, J&J has said it can supply enough to vaccinate 20 million people, a much-needed boost to stretched supplies.
The best vaccine choice, they said, is the one you can get the soonest.
Tam added that average daily case counts in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia have increased between eight and 14 per cent over the previous week.
More than 47 million people in the USA, or 14 per cent of the population, have received at least one shot of the two-dose vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, which FDA authorized in December.
In the report, FDA indicated that the J&J coronavirus vaccine is safe and 85% effective in preventing severe cases of the novel coronavirus.
If the panel votes that the vaccine's benefits outweigh its risks, as expected, the agency could grant emergency clearance within days, providing a badly needed boost to USA vaccine supplies.
Biden administration officials have said the US expects J&J to release 3 million to 4 million shots next week, assuming it's authorized for use.
Importantly, the FDA reported this week that, just like its predecessors, the J&J shot offers strong protection against the worst outcomes, hospitalization and death.
Still, the nuances of the vaccines raise ethical questions.
A total of 1,899,671 Pfizer and Moderna vaccine doses have been administered in New Jersey as of Friday morning - including 1,262,000 first doses and 636,947 second doses, according to the state's dashboard.
"I'm very anxious about how that would be perceived", Balcezak said.
The J&J vaccine is also easier to handle, lasting three months in the refrigerator compared to the Pfizer and Moderna options, which must be frozen.
Given the current rates of vaccine development and production, experts estimate that most adults who want to be vaccinated should be able to do so by the summer, said Marc Siegel, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at George Washington University.
Health Canada is still reviewing the vaccine. With time, Siegel said, there will likely be clear public guidance from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, an independent panel that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the use of vaccines.
Other parts of the world already are facing which-is-best challenges.
While Tam warned that COVID-19 variants can spread more quickly and easily become dominant, progress on the vaccine front is a source of optimism, she noted. AstraZeneca's vaccine was deemed to be about 70 per cent effective in testing. The country, where a virus variant is driving a new wave of infections, switched to J&J from AstraZeneca after a small study suggested it was poor at preventing mild to moderate COVID-19 caused by the more contagious variant.
37 new COVID-19 cases confirmed on Vancouver Island
County, the inflammatory syndrome has disproportionately affected Latino children , who account for 71% of the reported cases. The total case count rose to 28 409 036 infections , with 508 088 deaths as of Thursday, according to the CSSE tally.
Second death in North Bay apartment COVID outbreak
Variant B.1.1.7 was originally reported in the United Kingdom , and has proven to be more infectious than the original strain. Officers say 27 tickets had been issued final week, a lot of them associated to gatherings in non-public houses or outdoor.
Huit rétrofusées ont ensuite fini de ralentir le véhicule, et l'on peut voir de la poussière martienne propulsée sous leur effet. Il s'agit de la première image couleur haute résolution renvoyée par les Cameras Hazard (Hazcams) du rover Perseverance .
While two of her children had already died by the time she was found in the camp, she was heavily pregnant and soon to give birth. Shamima Begum will not be allowed to return to the United Kingdom to fight her citizenship battle, the Supreme Court has ruled.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of one additional death related to COVID-19. This brings their pandemic totals up to 12,802 cases, and 12,533 recoveries, with 141 cases remaining active.
Caddick vanished from her Dover Heights home in Sydney's eastern suburbs on November 12 a year ago and has not been seen since. But liquidators say the account numbers on the documents either did not exist or were not associated with the actual investor.
Dans la Capitale-Nationale, la situation continue de s'améliorer avec un taux de 36,2 cas actifs pour 100 000 habitants. Les opérations de dépistage se poursuivent dans la province, où 17 970 tests ont été effectués le 21 février.
Pro-Trump rioters broke through barricades and clashed with police in an unprecedented and violent disruption of the U.S. Tuesday's hearing is the first of several steps Congress is taking to review the January 6 incident and adopt reforms.
The board does not engage in the day-to-day operations of ERCOT but has tremendous responsibility over its broader administration. Magness conceded it was public information in a call last week with reporters but did not describe the nature of the threats.
Attorney: Equality Act Unfair for People of Faith
The bill is one of President Joe Biden's top legislative priorities that he wants passed in his first 100 days in office. On the surface, the goal of the Equality Act (House Resolution 5) supposedly is to protect people from discrimination.
Australia says Facebook will lift its Australian news ban
So what Microsoft is doing here is asking the European Union to adopt similar legislation throughout that jurisdiction. Australia and the tech giants have been in a stand-off over the legislation widely seen as setting a global precedent.
Alberta's deficit forecast at $18.2B in 2021-22
The budget includes no new taxes and new tax increases, though the de-indexing of personal tax exemption limits will continue. Physician pay is estimated to cost the Health Ministry $5.2 billion, up from $5 billion in 2020-21, according to the budget.
Tiger Woods hospitalized after vehicle crash in California
He said he had not realised how prescription drugs he was taking might interact and later pleaded guilty to reckless driving. He had a fifth surgery on his back, a microdiscectomy, two days before Christmas and gave no indication when he would return.