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CDC Delays Decision on Resuming J&J Vaccinations as U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 564,000

HeadlineApr 15, 2021

The United States recorded more than 75,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday and nearly 1,000 deaths from COVID-19. Hospitalizations continue to rise in many states, led by Michigan, even though 124 million U.S. residents are at least partially vaccinated.

On Wednesday, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel delayed its decision on whether to resume use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine after reports of extremely rare blood clots in seven women and one man who received doses. It’s not yet known if the vaccine caused the rare condition.

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