United States Donates 108,000 Doses of J&J COVID-19 Jab to Haiti After CDC Says Injection Linked to Rare Blood Clots
Last week, the CDC made their recommendation that Americans take the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna mRNA COVID-19 jabs over the J&J jab.
The agency stated the J&J COVID-19 jab was more dangerous due to the risk of rare blood clots.
However, an honest interpretation of the data shows all three COVID-19 injections have comparable risks.
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Regardless, that didn’t stop the United States government from shipping 108,000 does of the supposedly more dangerous J&J COVID-19 jab to Haiti.
The “donation” of the blood clot-linked injection wasn’t received kindly by Haitians.
Nou kontan anonse ke @MsppOfficiel peyi d Ayiti resevwa yon don 108 000 vaksen #COVID19 Johnson & Johnson de peyi Etazini atravè #COVAX. Nou rekonesan pou kolaborasyon kap ede nan lit kont pandemi KOVID-19 la. pic.twitter.com/nnIwGr60MA
— U.S. Embassy Haiti (@USEmbassyHaiti) December 19, 2021
Haiti receives J&J COVID-19 vaccine linked to blood clots – The Haitian Times https://t.co/Td81fDzf0q
— 🏴☠️🌻TurboKitty🌻🏴☠️ (@TurboKitty) December 20, 2021
The Haitian Times reported:
The United States has donated 108,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to Haiti via COVAX, the U.S. Embassy in Haiti announced Sunday, three days after U.S. public health experts recommended that people take other COVID-19 vaccines when possible.
It is unclear whether the J&J vaccine was already on its way to Haiti before a panel of experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said mRNA vaccines, like the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, are preferred. The CDC recommendation also emphasizes the J&J vaccine is effective, with more benefits than risks, it usually takes weeks for such vaccine donations to be arranged.
However, scores of Haitians swiftly reacted to the U.S. Embassy announcement, taking to social media to condemn the move.
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