The United States approved a third COVID-19 vaccine—the latest from Johnson and Johnson—for use, offering up millions of more doses for Americans. As I stated in my video yesterday, vaccines should be available on demand by mid-April. The speed at which vaccines have been developed is nothing short of miraculous, but so too is the high rate of efficacy and safety afforded by all approved vaccine options. In nearly all cases, serious COVID disease—hospital stays, intubation, and death—from COVID are prevented. And there have been no cases found where receiving the vaccine was directly attributable to death. Not. One. This is an astounding track record against the backdrop of a 12-month period when over 500,000 Americans have died because of COVID-19. In just a few short months, much of the US will have turned the corner, even as other countries struggle to secure vaccine supplies to battle against new and emerging viral variants.
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