The FDA has recommended a temporary pause of the J&J vaccine until scientists can sort out what’s causing a rare (and, in one case, fatal) blood clot in a six women who received the vaccine. Recently, a CDC advisory panel opted to delay its vote on the safety of the J&J vaccine, needing more data and information before rendering its verdict.
In this episode of Coronavirus: The Truth, Jeremy Corr and Dr. Robert Pearl look deeper at the scientific details, facts, and next steps concerning the J&J vaccine. Here are the questions that were asked and answered [and when] on this week’s show:
[00:56] Each show begins with the most recent and relevant facts concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on American life. What’s happening and what does it mean?
[04:44] Dozens of listeners have asked about the J&J vaccine. What’s happening with Johnson & Johnson and the rare blood-clot in question?
[16:36] What’s the difference between an anti-vaxxer and someone who’s vaccine-hesitant?
[17:55] Is one vaccine safer and more effective than the others?
[20:44] Is it likely the the mRNA research that led to Pfizer and Moderna vaccines lead to future vaccines against other viruses, such as malaria?
[24:41] What do we know about the psychological impact of getting Covid-19?
[26:25] What do scientists know about the transmissibility and lethality of the coronavirus variant B.1.1.7 from the United Kingdom.?
[28:46] What’s good this week?
[32:27] Pfizer’s CEO predicts we’ll need booster shots in the future. Why did he say that and how often would we need them?
[34:50] Has the bruhaha over the J&J vaccine affected people’s overall perception of vaccine safety?
[37:49] How can we close the perception gap between vaccine hesitant Americans and those who desire to see our country achieve herd immunity?
[42:28] What should parents know about Covid-19 this week?
[45:36] We saw public health officials tout “wear a mask, stay at home, and get the vaccine” early and often. Why haven’t they championed a similar approach for dealing with our nation’s obesity problem?
[52:48] In Europe, cases are spiking and hospitals are filling up. What’s going on?
*To ensure the credibility of this program, Coronavirus: The Truth refuses to accept sponsorship, outside funding sources or guests with any financial or personal conflicts of interest.