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SC Lede: J&J 2 — The Return

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CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky lifted the temporary pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 15 people out of 8 million reported having severe but rare blood clots that resulted in three deaths. Health officials determined that the benefits of the vaccine and lives saved as a result of it far outweigh the potential side effects.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 27, 2021, we look at the week ahead for South Carolina lawmakers, get an update on how important the manufacturing industry is to the state, discuss the latest on the return of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, and more.


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Gavin Jackson graduated with a visual journalism degree from Kent State University in 2008 and has been in the news industry ever since. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and most recently in South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and Charleston Post and Courier.