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Johnson & Johnson Asks FDA for Emergency Authorization of Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine

HeadlineFeb 05, 2021

The United States reported more than 5,000 coronavirus deaths Thursday — a world record daily toll since the start of the pandemic. Daily confirmed cases continue to fall but remain stubbornly high with nearly 130,000 new infections over the most recent 24-hour period.

On Thursday, Johnson & Johnson asked the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization of its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine. In a large clinical trial, the vaccine prevented 85% of severe cases of the disease and 100% of deaths.

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