VAX: J&J tosses 15 million doses … failed quality control.

First, HUGE vaccine blunder comes under Biden’s watch !
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A couple of weeks ago we noted a red flag in the CDC vax numbers.

See Notice anything odd about this vaccine shots’ chart?

Specifically, we pointed out that J&J’s vaccine deliveries were far below plan (and still are).

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But, not to worry … Team Biden was on the case.

In a mid-March statement, Biden said:

“You know, when we came into office, we began working with the team at J&J to accelerate and add capacity to their manufacturing and production efforts.

I have not hesitated to use my power under the Defense Production Act to expedite critical materials in vaccine production …. to help speed up the delivery of millions of more doses.

Whew.

Fortunately, Team Biden was on the case and not Trump’s Operation Warp Speed clowns, right?

Well, not so fast, mes amies.

The original Grandma Homa used to say: “Sometimes haste makes waste.”

And, as Rev. Wright preached: “The chickens will come home to roost”.

Yesterday, reports surfaced that:

Workers at an Emergent Technologies plant in Baltimore manufacturing two coronavirus vaccines (for J&J and Astra Zeneca) accidentally conflated the ingredients several weeks ago, contaminating up to 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine. Source

The good news: J&J’s quality control checks uncovered the mistake before any doses were packaged in vials or shipped.

The bad news: 15 million doses went down the drain.

According to the NY Times:

The mistake is a major embarrassment both for J&J, whose one-dose vaccine has been credited with speeding up the national immunization program, and for Emergent, its subcontractor.

Note that the Times neglected to mention that Team Biden had been working with J&J and Emergent “since they came into office … to expedite critical materials … and accelerate manufacturing”.

Probably just an oversight, right?

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Again, Team Biden says not to worry since they’re nudging “the other two approved coronavirus vaccine makers (Pfizer and Moderna) to meet President Biden’s commitment to provide enough vaccine to immunize every adult by the end of May.”

I like the America First thinking, but the spin doesn’t change the facts: subbing 2-dose vaccines for J&J’s 1-shot formulation will stretch the time it takes the U.S. to get fully vaccinated … and, it means that 15 million folks somewhere (Canada, for example, which is far behind in vaccinations) are missing out on timely vaccinations at a critical time.

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P.S. Politico is reporting that:

Senior officials working on the federal government’s Covid-19 response told POLITICO that it became clear earlier this month that there were significant problems at Emergent’s West Baltimore plant, where the company was producing the active ingredient — or drug substance — for J&J’s vaccine.

What happened to truth and  transparency?

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