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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is in Jacksonville with the mayor talking about COVID-19 vaccine distribution across the state. On Wednesday, February 25, 2021, the governor talked about more vaccines possibly heading this way as soon as next week with the Johnson & Johnson shot’s advancements. More vaccines, he said, mean more people can get them and that could include teachers and law enforcement officers who are 50 and older. When there are enough doses available, DeSantis said the next group of seniors to get their shots would be people 60 and older, then 55 and up. He said as long as the federally supported COVID-19 vaccination sites continue to get doses, he expects the requirements to get the vaccine to open up to people in specific professions that are 50 years old and up. This includes teachers, police officers and any firefighters who have not yet received the vaccine, in the video published on Feb. 25, 2021, “LIVE: Florida Gov, Ron DeSantis gives COVID-19 vaccine update in Jacksonville“, below:
There are hopes that the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine could help solve Florida’s shortage. But a public health expert says, it probably won’t happen anytime soon, in the video published on Feb. 11, 2021, “Will Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout in time to help Florida?” below:
Johnson & Johnson announced Friday that its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine is 66% effective overall in its prevention of moderate to severe disease and 72% effective in the U.S., in the video published on Jan. 29, 2021, “Johnson & Johnson Announces Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine, TODAY“, below:
The FDA has deemed the Johnson & Johnson single-shot coronavirus vaccine to be safe and effective, paving the way for an emergency use authorization. Dr. Ashish Jha, the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health, joins “CBS This Morning” to explain how Johnson & Johnson stacks up against Moderna and Pfizer, and whether the virus variant first found in South Africa complicates vaccination, in the video published on Feb. 25, 2021, “Dr. Jha on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness“, below:
The NEW COVID Vaccine from Johnson and Johnson has arrived. It has 2 BIG advantages compared to the mRNA vaccines. One, it’s a single dose. Two, it does not require super-cold temperatures. This will make it way easier to mass vaccinate. The study was called the ENSEMBLE Trial, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 study, meaning that thousands of patients are enrolled and assess the vaccine’s safety and efficacy. Unlike the Pfizer/BioNtech and Moderna vaccines, which are mRNA vaccines, the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is a recombinant vector. In this case, it takes another virus, an adenovirus, to modify that virus to cause infection in the body. However, that virus can still serve as a delivery messenger to deliver the genetic code for a portion of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Specifically, the genetic code that codes for the spike protein of the virus. One of the huge advantages of this Johnson and Johnson vaccine is that it is a single-dose vaccine. The other significant advantage of this Johnson and Johnson vaccine is that it can remain stable for two years at -20°C (-4°F), at least three months of which can be at temperatures of 2-8°C (36°F–46°F). Why is this significant? Because that means unlike the mRNA vaccines, regular refrigeration will suffice for mass distribution, in the video published on Feb. 3, 2021, “COVID Vaccine Update – Johnson and Johnson vaccine from Janssen“, below:
Dr. Moran compares the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to the new Johnson and Johnson and Janssen pharmaceuticals COVID-19 vaccine. See how the Johnson and Johnson vaccine works to generate immunity. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was tested against the new COVID-19 variants in Brazil and South Africa. Dr. Moran answers whether you should opt for the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The costs of the Pfizer, modernity, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are compared, in the video published on Feb. 11, 2021, “Johnson and Johnson Vaccine What You Need to Know“, below:
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