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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 02:44 PM

The F.D.A. tells Johnson & Johnson that about 60 million doses made at troubled plant cannot be used

WASHINGTON ó Federal regulators have told Johnson & Johnson that about 60 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine produced at a troubled Baltimore factory cannot be used because of possible contamination, according to people familiar with the situation.

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 agency has not yet decided whether Emergent can reopen the factory, which has been closed for two months because of regulatory concerns, the people said.

The Johnson & Johnson doses administered in the United States so far were manufactured at the firmís plant in the Netherlands, not by Emergent. For weeks the F.D.A. has been trying to figure out what to do about at least 170 million doses of vaccine that were left in limbo after the discovery of a major production mishap involving two vaccines manufactured at the Baltimore factory.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/11/us/politics/johnson-covid-vaccine-emergent.html

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 04:28 PM

1. Why does this keep happening to Johnson and Johnson?

They need to be more careful as this doesn't inspire confidence in their vaccine. People are already wary because they were putting asbestos in their baby powder.

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:16 PM

2. Johnson and Johnson were not putting asbestos in their baby powder

The baby powder is talcum powder. Talcum powder is made from naturally occurring talc mineral. The asbestos is an impurity in some deposits of talc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talc#Safety

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