Everything You Need To Know (And More) About Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine Pause | Rachel Maddow

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Rachel Maddow, who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine a week ago, talks with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy about why Covid vaccinations with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been put on hold, the nature of the blood clot concerns, and what the pause means for people who have already received the vaccine. Aired on 04/14/2021.
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Everything You Need To Know (And More) About Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine Pause | Rachel Maddow

56 Comments on "Everything You Need To Know (And More) About Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine Pause | Rachel Maddow"

  1. Man, I was supposed to get this shot at 11.30am today and they called me at 8am to tell me my appointment was cancelled because of a recall. Didn’t know WHY, just that it was.

    • Saved your life maybe?

    • ghost of comments past | April 14, 2021 at 9:34 AM | Reply

      You would think the Johnson & Johnson vaccine would be the safest out of all of them considering they were the ones sitting at the table of the megalomaniacs Event 201 coronavirus pandemic “exercise” when the plandemic was initiated.


    • “Man, I was supposed to get this shot at 11.30am today and they called me at 8am to tell me my appointment was cancelled because of a recall.” Take that as a blessing in disguise for you.

    • DONT get AZ or J&J.

  2. La Jaguarcita | April 14, 2021 at 2:26 AM | Reply

    Man. Just my luck I got the J&J. 😹

  3. Toneisha Johnson | April 14, 2021 at 2:28 AM | Reply

    Thank you for the info

  4. My dad had a stint last Friday due to a blood clot. They said it was the widowmaker clot. He got his 2nd shot 3 weeks ago. Not J&J.

  5. Tania Gordon | April 14, 2021 at 3:41 AM | Reply


  6. Ysmael Villanueva | April 14, 2021 at 3:44 AM | Reply

    dude! i just got mine like 3 days ago🤯 but im feeling great

  7. Had Flu like fever just 3 hours after I got J&J shot that lasted on and off over 7 days. By the 8th day I was fine.

  8. Psychic Gambler | April 14, 2021 at 5:26 AM | Reply

    It was nearly impossible to get my appointment for the J&J vaccine…I had my appointment for this Friday 😡 My doctor decided that this was the one for me because I am allergic to so much, that one and done was important. Honestly, there are those of us that are almost positive we had the virus before it was announced…I really think that they should be testing people to see if they carry the antibodies before they expect a person to get a vaccine for the virus. I have several immune disorders to begin with, so doing this even once makes me beyond nervous. I have the sort of immune disorder that my body can turn around and attack my organs. There are just too many questions, that just can’t be answered because people like me have not been studied. I wanted to get this over with…now, all this did was make me not want to get it at all…

    • I got it and even though I had no problems, if I could do it over again, I would never get a vaccine. There is not enough research.

    • ghost of comments past | April 14, 2021 at 9:35 AM | Reply

      You would think the Johnson & Johnson vaccine would be the safest out of all of them considering they were the ones sitting at the table of the megalomaniacs Event 201 coronavirus pandemic “exercise” when the plandemic was initiated.

    • Susie O'Ryan | April 14, 2021 at 9:36 AM | Reply

      I was positive for Covid-19 and I am a lab tech. I too want an ELISA test for antibodies. Nobody it seems are doing it. Why get a vaccine if you already have the antibodies??

    • Martin Rumbold | April 14, 2021 at 1:27 PM | Reply

      yeah man, its people like you i get worried for, when i hear antivaxers going off. you shouldnt need to take risks for someone else freedom to choose to be a dangerously selfish knobhead

    • Chelsea Older | April 14, 2021 at 5:13 PM | Reply

      Actually, if you think you’ve had it, all you need is a chest x-ray to see if the scarring is in your lungs. Even those who were asymptomatic get this scarring. I am one who has had it confirmed this way as I had COVID-19 in mid-Feb. 2020.

  9. randal gibbons | April 14, 2021 at 6:32 AM | Reply

    Thank you for this information.

  10. Something was telling me to wait until something like this happening. Wait to see more, withdrawal of vaccination or two, just wait

  11. 2 Moderna vaccines and I’ve felt totally normal. I only know 1 person who had the J&J who also had side effects and he had had covid last winter.

  12. I had the vaccine a month ago and I was very nervous about getting it. When I heard about this, it triggered flashbacks from my childhood PTSD. I will never get another vaccine again. I am really traumatized and had to stay home from work today. Feeling angry and scared. Just trying not to worry. I hate this.

    • Why, what happened to you when you were a child?

      The chance of a negative reaction like this is one in a million. You are getting worked up over nothing and probably making yourself sicker than any vaccine ever would.

      My advice: don’t ride a unicycle in a thunderstorm. The odds are better than you could be hit by lightning.

    • TL:DR
      With Astra Zenica (AZ), the symptoms that are mentioned in this video show up 7-10 days after vaccination.
      So if these two vaccines, are as much alike as reported in Europe, I would imagine that you are out of the woods, since it’s been a month for you.

      I’m no medical professional. But just like the person above, I urge you to stay calm, and don’t get sucked in to the sensationalized media coverage. This is something new and shiny, and media will milk this story for weeks to come. Even though new information will be sparse, until data is collected and analyzed. 2-3 weeks probably.
      Atm, the numbers says one in a million chance. This estimate will likely become higher, now that the medical community are aware of the possible correlation, and start reporting on previous patients that have had suspect symptoms, after getting this vaccine. But still, there is no need to panic, as long as you have had none of the symptoms mentioned.

      I suggest you have a look at the situation in Europe, as to the AZ vaccine.
      As far as reporting in Europe has gone, since around December, J&J and AZ, are very similar vaccines, apart from J&J only requiring one dose, and having less restrictive temperature requirements.

      A short primer on the AZ situation:

      AZ has been confirmed, to cause the exact same rare complications, of blood cloths and low blood plate count. The European Medical Agency as well as individual countries and NGO’s, have made extensive studies for about a month. But came to the conclusion, that even though the risks are much higher then current estimates for J&J. The risk of getting Covid-19 and having severe, either immediate or down the line complications from the virus. Is greater then the risk of having complications after taking AZ.
      As far as I’m informed. The only European country that has “permanently” stopped using AZ, is my home country, Denmark. This intention was just made public earlier today, after pausing it for 3 weeks.
      Though we have stopped using it. That is because of our current situation, of having the pandemic “under control”, as well as nearly having vaccinated everyone, from the “At Risk” groups, and not having a boat load of of AZ in storage. But our health authorities agree, that had the country had a higher number of Covid complications and moralities atm, we would have continued using it. Just like our neighbors. And should our situation change, we might start using it again.

      All of this to say, that at least for AZ. Even when disregarding the obvious societal benefits of getting everyone vaccinated. As far as I can gather. Everyone having studied current data, agree that even for the individual, the risk analysis points in favor, of using the AZ vaccine.
      And ever since the announcement earlier today, the Danish media and Social media. Have been filled with people who would gladly take the AZ vaccine, if they had the option to jump the queue.

      As a final note. With AZ, initial reporting also mentioned that ~30-50 year old women were at a higher risk then men. Just like here with J&J. But currently it is thought, that the over representation of women having experienced complications. Is because most AZ doses were given to front line workers, of which women are over represented.
      So the US could see the same correlation, depending on which groups have received J&J so far.

      I really hope you read this far, and will take the time to read up on similarities between the two vaccines, and look into AZ in Europe. In a way, we are a month ahead of you on this.
      Even though it’s two different drugs, at least reporting on complications, so far look almost identical. Hence I believe the AZ studies could give you some piece of mind.

    • @chez moi You have no idea what you’re talking about. There’s a reason why this cocktail is under emergency authorized use and won’t be eligible for approval till 2023. The data is being gathered from the stupid test subjects. The longterm effects are a complete mystery.

  13. I really wanted the J&J but was unable to get it in my city so I settled for the moderna. Now I am glad I did.

    • They are all dangerous, moderna was the quickest rushed, pfizer is mRNA and J&J causes bloodclots like AZ does in europe!
      They are all deadly, its pick your poision basically! fauci must be made to take these shots too, he is evil!

  14. This is so refreshing getting proper info

  15. I’ve had a headache for 3 weeks since my J&J. No one else in my household has had any side effects.

    • Chelsea Older | April 14, 2021 at 5:15 PM | Reply

      Then you need to see a doctor. You could have a small clot that just hasn’t dislodged itself yet. You don’t want to wait for that.

  16. Hi Rachel Anne.👋🍺.

  17. Thanks, Rachel! Thanks, Dr. Murthy! 💜

  18. Much love and prayers Brethren Amen God bless Humanity Amen

  19. Full of good information 👌

  20. Judith Davis | April 14, 2021 at 8:55 PM | Reply

    I had my J & J vaccine on April 9th and I feel just fine!! I just had a sore arm for a few days and that’s been it.

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