CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund said the agency is aware of adverse reactions in some people who received J&J’s COVID vaccine in Iowa, Colorado, Georgia and North Carolina. Those reactions include dizziness, light-headedness, feeling faint and rapid breathing, but vaccine lot analyses found no reason for concern.
As The Defender reported in March, J&J has a criminal track record involving safety concerns with numerous products. The company has paid billions of dollars in fines and punitive damages related to fraud and other dubious practices for its role in the opioid crisis, for failure to warn that Risperdal — an antipsychotic drug produced by the company — could lead to breast growth in boys and for its asbestos-tainted baby powder associated with cancer, which the company knew about for almost 50 years and failed to disclose.
The European Medicines Agency said Wednesday during a press conference it is also looking carefully at the J&J vaccine, as three cases of blood clots associated with low platelets, similar to the cases reported after AstraZeneca vaccines, have been reported, as well as one instance of thrombosis in a clinical trial.More Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Clinics Hit Pause — 18 People Suffer Reactions at N.C. Site, 4 Hospitalized • Children’s Health Defense