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FDA Declares 60 Million COVID Vaccine Doses Are Potentially Contaminated, Can't Be Used: Report

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The Food and Drug Administration told Johnson & Johnson that about 60 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine made at a Baltimore plant cannot be used, according to a new report.

The New York Times was the first to report on Friday, “The Food and Drug Administration plans to allow about 10 million doses to be distributed in the United States or sent to other countries, but with a warning that regulators cannot guarantee that Emergent BioSolutions, the company that operates the plant, followed good manufacturing practices.”

The report added, “The agency has not yet decided whether Emergent can reopen the factory, which has been closed for two months because of regulatory concerns.”

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“More than 100 million doses of Johnson & Johnson and at least 70 million doses of AstraZeneca were put on hold after Emergent discovered in March that its workers had contaminated a batch of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine with a key ingredient used to produce AstraZeneca’s. Federal officials then ordered the plant to pause production, stripped Emergent of its responsibility to produce AstraZeneca’s vaccine and instructed Johnson & Johnson to assert direct control over the manufacturing of its vaccine there.”

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In a statement, the FDA said, “Before making this decision, the FDA conducted a thorough review of facility records and the results of quality testing performed by the manufacturer. Based on this review and considering the current COVID-19 public health emergency, the FDA concluded these batches are suitable for use.

“While the FDA is not yet ready to include the Emergent BioSolutions plant in the Janssen EUA as an authorized manufacturing facility, the agency continues to work through issues there with Janssen and Emergent BioSolutions management.”

Politico, meanwhile, reported, “FDA ordered Emergent to stop producing vaccines for Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca in March after Emergent inadvertently contaminated 15 million J&J shots with the active ingredient from the AstraZeneca vaccine.”

It added, “Tens of millions of doses of each company’s vaccine have been in limbo while federal regulators tested them to rule out contamination and determine if they are safe to use.”

Emergent BioSolutions is a Maryland-based contractor for Johnson & Johnson.

Emergent is a government-endorsed supplier of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Hill reported, “The loss of 60 million doses is the latest setback for Emergent. The plant, which has been under scrutiny for months, was shuttered in April for a host of violations, including contamination of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine with an ingredient for the AstraZeneca vaccine, which were both being manufactured by Emergent at the time.”

The report added, “The federal government has paid Emergent more than $271 million in taxpayer money, but the ensuing delays have meant that none of the millions of doses of the J&J vaccine produced at the plant have been distributed.”

In March, reports claimed the Biden administration knew about a contaminated coronavirus vaccine batch that forced 15 million doses to be trashed but hid the debacle from the public.

In April, the Centers for Disease Control paused the Johnson & Johnson vaccine’s rollout after reports of severe blood clots appeared in a handful of women across the United States.

Just a few dozen cases were reported among the approximately 9 million doses administered, NBC News reported in May, citing the CDC.

The CDC lifted the pause shortly afterward. The vaccine is now accompanied by a warning label that notes the extremely slim possibility of developing a serious blood clot after receiving it.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Cowardly Mayor Suspends Pledge of Allegiance Over Threats, So Citizens Rise in Unison and Sound Off

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The mayor of Silverton, Colorado, apparently tried to be politically correct to win points with like-minded individuals by seeking to suspend the Pledge of Allegiance from Town of Silverton board of trustee meetings on June 14. Instead, he got an earful of outrage from the residents of the small mountain town during the public comments hearing. When Mayor Shane Fuhrman called the meeting to order, he made a statement many found distasteful, KCNC-TV reported. “Due to direct and indirect threats, inappropriate comments in and out of public meetings, and the general divisiveness this is creating in our community, we will not be doing the Pledge of Allegiance during town of Silverton board of trustee meetings,” Fuhrman stated. Fuhrman did not explain what the threats and inappropriate comments were nor how they related to the pledge, opting to suspend it on none other than Flag Day. After he finished speaking, Town Trustee Molly Barela objected. “Any other unilateral decisions we need to know about?” she asked. “If you’d like to find somewhere in the code that does not permit me to do this, then I’d welcome that discussion at our next meeting,” Fuhrman lamely responded. Barela’s protestations that it was a long-standing tradition to say the pledge and all members of the board took an oath and decided collectively that the pledge would be said fell on deaf ears. “This is not up for discussion,” Fuhrman said. https://youtu.be/jVN3VQ-JxLc Townspeople Rise in Opposition During the public comments portion of the meeting, residents of the tiny town — less than a thousand in population — rose in unison to say the pledge anyway. Barela and another board member stood and joined them. The mayor declared them all “out of order” and threatened to have them removed. Barela later told KDVR-TV that “to tell members of…

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Tyranny: Concerned Parents Arrested After School Board Cuts Off Comments on Trans, CRT Policies

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Two Virginia parents protesting critical race theory and transgender policy proposals at their children’s schools were arrested Tuesday during a meeting of the Loudoun County School Board. The public comment session was held so parents could voice their concerns over the teaching of CRT as well as a new policy on “transgender and gender-expansive students.” Instead, the board ended the meeting midway and two parents were arrested. Two arrests made at the Loudoun County, Virginia school board meeting after it was declared an unlawful assembly and some parents here to protest against critical race theory and a transgender policy refused to leave right away #CriticalRaceTheory pic.twitter.com/dsZDrqJ0Gp — Gabriella Borter (@gabriellaborter) June 22, 2021 A total of 259 people had signed up to offer public comments, but the meeting was shut down after just 51 had spoken, according to Fox News. Ian Prior, a father of two students and a spokesman for the parent advocacy group Fight for Schools, slammed the board for refusing to allow parents to have a say in how their children are educated on controversial topics such as critical race theory and transgenderism. Prior told Fox News that it’s imperative for parents to “get a seat at the table” to help shape what their children learn in the classroom. Otherwise, schools become vehicles for the mass brainwashing of children with destructive left-wing propaganda. https://youtu.be/AntKpOTq0Fc The brouhaha at the Loudoun County School Board meeting came after former Republican state Sen. Dick Black slammed the board for suspending teacher Tanner Cross in May for stating at a school board meeting that he doesn’t believe “a biological boy can be a girl and vice-versa.” Two weeks ago, a judge ordered Cross’ school to reinstate him, saying his statements were constitutionally protected free speech under the First Amendment. After…

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