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Johnson & Johnson says 2 people had severe allergic reactions after Covid-19 shot

Straits Times 26 Feb 2021
... affairs at J&J unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals, said the case of anaphylaxis was observed in an ongoing trial of healthcare workers in South Africa.
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Single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine safe and effective in preventing severe COVID, FDA says

Boston Herald 25 Feb 2021
... mutations are circulating, and while the FDA analysis cautioned it’s not clear how well the vaccine works against each variant, there was slightly lower efficacy against moderate to critical disease observed in South Africa where a mutant is now the predominant strain.
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Johnson & Johnson vaccine highly effective against severe COVID

Manila Bulletin 25 Feb 2021
“Although a lower efficacy overall was observed in South Africa, where there was a predominance of B.1.3.5 lineage during the time period of this study, vaccine efficacy against severe/critical COVID-19 was similarly high across the United States, South Africa, and Brazil,” it added.
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The Latest: Alaska governor positive for coronavirus

Traverse City Record-Eagle 25 Feb 2021
South Africa to spend $172 million on mass vaccination drive ... Last week South Africa launched the first phase of its vaccination campaign in which it is inoculating an estimated 500,000 front-line health care workers with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as a large-scale observational study.
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The Latest: Georgia ready to open vaccines for teachers

Odessa American 25 Feb 2021
The variant sparking the most concern currently is one that first emerged in South Africa ... Last week South Africa launched the first phase of its vaccination campaign in which it is inoculating an estimated 500,000 front-line health care workers with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as a large-scale observational study.
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South Africa to spend $172 million on mass vaccination drive

Beaumont Enterprise 24 Feb 2021
“With this framework we provide the budget for South Africa’s vaccination campaign ... Last week South Africa launched the first phase of its vaccination campaign in which it is inoculating an estimated 500,000 front-line health care workers with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as a large-scale observational study.
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South Africa to spend $712 million on mass vaccination drive

San Francisco Chronicle 24 Feb 2021
“With this framework we provide the budget for South Africa’s vaccination campaign ... Last week South Africa launched the first phase of its vaccination campaign in which it is inoculating an estimated 500,000 front-line health care workers with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as a large-scale observational study.
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Johnson & Johnson vaccine highly effective against severe Covid-19: FDA

Hindustan Times 24 Feb 2021
"Although a lower efficacy overall was observed in South Africa, where there was a predominance of B.1.3.5 lineage during the time period of this study, vaccine efficacy against severe/critical Covid-19 was similarly high across the United States, South Africa, and Brazil," it added.
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Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine effective, safe: FDA analysis

The Hill 24 Feb 2021
There was a lower efficacy against moderate to severe/critical disease endpoints observed in South Africa compared to the United States and Brazil, but vaccine efficacy against severe or critical COVID-19 infections�was "similarly high in all 3 countries," the review found.ADVERTISEMENT.
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SA is facing four scenarios. It’s up to government to choose and refocus

Independent online (SA) 24 Feb 2021
As things stand, with continued lockdown South Africa is heading for a worst-case scenario in saving lives ... With continued lockdown and poor enforcement of prevention protocols we are observing in public, South Africa is heading for more deaths to humanitarian disaster (scenario 3 and 4).
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DTM IOM Zimbabwe: Points of Entry Situation Report # 24 16 - 22 February 2021

Reliefweb 24 Feb 2021
This is a decrease of 6% in comparison of the 462 daily average movements observed last week. Of these 3,047 movements, 91% were observed at Beitbridge; this southern region of Zimbabwe is used by migrants traveling to South Africa.
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Johnson & Johnson vaccine 'highly effective' against severe Covid

RTE 24 Feb 2021
"Although a lower efficacy overall was observed in South Africa, where there was a predominance of B.1.3.5 lineage during the time period of this study, vaccine efficacy against severe/critical Covid-19 was similarly high across the United States, South Africa, and Brazil," it added.
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The Latest: Fauci: NIH to study 'long-haul' virus symptoms

Odessa American 24 Feb 2021
South Africa to spend $172 million on mass vaccination drive ... Last week South Africa launched the first phase of its vaccination campaign in which it is inoculating an estimated 500,000 front-line health care workers with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as a large-scale observational study.
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