Former President Donald Trump weighed in on the FDA and CDC’s decision to pause the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday.
In a statement to reporters, the President wrote, “The Biden Administration did a terrible disservice to people throughout the world by allowing the FDA and CDC to call a ‘pause’ in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.”
He added, “The results of this vaccine have been extraordinary but now its reputation will be permanently challenged.”
The U.S. recommended that the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine be put on “pause” in order to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. This, after six people in the U.S. developed a rate blood clotting disorder following the vaccine.
The FDA and CDC are making the recommendation “out of an abundance of caution,” adding that the blood clotting in just a handful of recipients is extremely rare.