The New York Times reported that about 15 million Johnson & Johnson doses were lost due to the mixture at a plant in Maryland.
About 15 million doses of Johnson and Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine have been lost due to a mix at a manufacturing facility in the United States, the New York Times reported Wednesday, delaying future shipments.
Workers at the Baltimore-based plant, operated by Urgent Bio Solutions, “confused” the components of the vaccine, the U.S. newspaper reported. Federal officials have blamed the mistake on “human error.”
The Times said the problem would not affect doses already supplied to the United States, but would delay a few million doses of the vaccine coming from the Baltimore plant in the next few months.
It did not say how long the delays could be.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been credited with helping speed up the U.S. vaccine drive, which has increased since President Joe Biden took office in January.
As of Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had delivered more than 150.2 million vaccines to the United States and more than 54 million people had been fully vaccinated. About 200 million doses have been delivered across the country.
Federal officials are still hoping to meet Biden’s goal of having enough vaccines Every US adult job in May Johnson and Johnson reported despite the delay, the New York Times reported.
The agency said it would try to impose more control on the plant, which also produces its dosage AstraZeneca vaccineThe newspaper said.
A study from Johns Hopkins University found that more than 30 million Covid-19 cases have been reported in the United States so far and that more than 551,000 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded – seeing a new wave of coronavirus infections.
Earlier this week, Rochelle Walenski, CDC director He said he felt “impending doom” Among the growing number of cases on Wednesday The Covid-19 killed 33.3 million people in the United States last year – 16 percent more than in 2016.
“Each of us should act as a catalyst for each of us to reduce the spread of CIVID-19 and continue our part in vaccinating people as quickly as possible,” he said during a news briefing.
Coronavirus Make communities of color particularly hard hitThe life expectancy of non-Hispanic blacks has been reduced by 2.7 years, says Walensky. This is a decrease of 1.9 years for Hispanics.
“Sadly, based on the current state of the epidemic, these effects continue in 2021 where we see that caste communities are responsible for the external part of this death,” he said.