STAT+: Pharmalittle: CDC committee to vote on J&J Covid-19 vaccine; has the White House written off the J&J shot?

And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, you may recall, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. Our agenda is rather modest. We hope to hang with a couple of short people, eat some fun food, promenade with the official mascot, and take several naps. And what about you? This is a fine time to enjoy the great outdoors. If vaccinated, you may want to spend time with folks you have missed this past year. Or you could engage in some spring cleaning. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe. Enjoy, and see you soon. …

The Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) vaccine could be back in circulation this weekend — albeit with possible restrictions — depending on a recommendation Friday by a federal advisory panel, The Wall Street Journal notes. J&J vaccine injections were put on hold last week after reports of rare blood-clot conditions in a handful of recipients, including one fatality. Many public health authorities, however, contend that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks.

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