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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced new data reinforcing the strong and long-lasting protection of its COVID-19 vaccine. New data also showed that protection against COVID-19 increases when a booster shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is administered. The safety profile of the vaccine remained consistent and was generally well-tolerated when administered as a booster.

"Our large real-world evidence and Phase 3 studies confirm that the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine provides strong and long-lasting protection against COVID-19-related hospitalizations. Additionally, our Phase 3 trial data further confirm protection against COVID-19-related death," said Mathai Mammen, M.D., Ph.D., Global Head, Janssen Research & Development, Johnson & Johnson. "Our single-shot vaccine generates strong immune responses and long-lasting immune memory. And, when a booster of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is given, the strength of protection against COVID-19 further increases."

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I feel downright sorry for those people who got the Johnson & Johnson shot simply because they got told that were only going to need to get one.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-21 03:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#1 | Posted by Tor

On the bright side, I had read a few weeks ago it is more effective against Delta than Pfizer it seems. But it is also very good news a booster gives such good protection - pending approval of course.

A coworker got it because it was the first one available to him and he wanted to do what he could to avoid serious illness. He is looking forward to a booster being available.

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-09-21 04:16 PM | Reply

Friend of mine got a single dose J&J because he's an OTR trucker who only gets home every 3 or 4 months. He figured it's better than nothing. His schedule was simply too unpredictable for the two dose vaccines. In the end it may have been to his benefit, as a second J&J may put him even or ahead of the rest of us.

#3 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-09-21 04:57 PM | Reply

I'll take my 2 Pfizer shots and a booster over Johnson & Johnson any time.

J&J blew their wad years ago with the baby powder scandal. For me, a female, it's a permanent loss of faith issue vs my peace of mind.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-09-21 11:11 PM | Reply

They should call it Johnson & Johnson & Johnson & Johnson.

Tip your waitress.

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-09-21 11:46 PM | Reply

Pretending they didn't know that, sooner rather than later, J & J vaccines were going to require a 2nd dose to be really effective, seems more like a marketing scheme than a real honest healthcare decision on the part of J & J. They knew the 2nd shot was going to be needed but they got millions of people to seek out their vaccine because it was, supposedly, a one shot solution. They knew it wasn't true when they offered it as one. And, yes I did honestly know people who wanted that particular vaccine just because it was the, so called, one shot vaccine.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2021-09-22 06:10 AM | Reply

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