The decision to pause the J&J vaccine appears shortsighted in the short term. But for the health of our patients and for the long-term credibility of our public health institutions in the future, it was absolutely the right one.
Craig Spencer MD MPH
A very cogent defense. Unfortunately, there are many who look for short explanations, based on impulsive reactions, rather than more nuanced, science-based explanations . Such people shy away from reasonable explanations such as yours. The good thing is that now medical staff have been alerted to early symptoms of potentially dangerous side effects of the J and J vaccine; and that new awareness may help save lives.