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2/28, 1:36 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Biden praises FDA's approval of J&J's COVID jab

United States President Joe Biden lauded the approval of the third coronavirus vaccine in the country after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an Emergency Use Authorization to the jab developed by Johnson & Johnson.

Biden stated that J&J's achievement is a reason for "celebration," but stressed that Americans still need to abide by other rules aimed at curbing the spread of the virus. A tweet from the White House's Twitter account described the news as "one step closer to overcoming the virus and getting back to our loved ones."

While Johnson & Johnson's vaccine was found to be "66% effective in preventing moderate to severe/critical COVID-19 occurring at least 28 days after vaccination," its FDA approval was welcomed due to the fact that the vaccine itself can be stored at normal refrigerator temperatures, and it doesn't require a second dose.

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