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- Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine to be paused in US over blood clots
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Dams, mining, factory farms and global heating are among the gravest threats facing America’s endangered rivers, according to a new report.
The Snake River in the Pacific north-west is ranked the most endangered US river of 2021, where salmon runs are on the brink of extinction because of four federal dams obstructing the free flow of water, according to American Rivers’ annual report.
Related: Endangered US rivers at grave risk from dams, mining and global heating
Joe Biden, Barack and Michelle Obama will appear in a TV special alongside former NBA stars, musicians, actors and Covid-19 adviser Anthony Fauci to promote the coronavirus vaccinations.
The special, which will air Sunday evening on NBC, is designed to encourage Americans to sign up for the jab. The NFL quarterback Russell Wilson and musician Ciara will host the event, which will feature celebrities including Sterling K Brown, Lana Condor, Billy Crystal, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Dale Jarrett, Ken Jeong, Joe Jonas, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Joel McHale, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kumail Nanjiani, Ellen Pompeo, Amanda Seyfried, Jane Seymour and Wanda Sykes.
The pause in administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may cause a hit to the American immunization campaign, which was set to administer hundreds of thousands of easy-to-administer doses provided by the company. The White House denied the pause would have a significant impact, and said vaccination appointments could be rescheduled.
Despite the strides made in immunizing all adult Americans, with 74 million people and 22% of the public fully immunized, Covid-19 cases are rising in several states, such as Minnesota, and remain high in others, such as Michigan.
Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Biden says US has enough vaccine for ‘every single, solitary American’ – live ———