Europe's top regulator weighs in on J&J's COVID-19 vaccine
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- The EMA wants a warning attached to J&J's vaccine;
- How to make it through vaccine side effects, including how to avoid painkillers;
- 2020 was the deadliest year for trans people in the US, Insider's reporting shows.
The EMA found a possible link between the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and 'unusual blood clots' and wants a warning attached
- The European Medicines Agency found a possible link between the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19
vaccineand 'unusual' blood clots cases with low levels of blood platelets.
- The EMA said the link should be listed as "very rare
side effectsof the vaccine."
- Johnson & Johnson said it would add the information and that shipments had resumed to Europe.
- It's normal to have side effects for 48 hours after your
- But there are ways to minimize discomfort, like moving your arm or taking hot showers.
- Medical experts recommend avoiding pain relievers and strenuous exercise, if possible.
2020 was the deadliest year on record for transgender people in the US, Insider database shows. Experts say it's getting worse.
- More trans people were killed in 2020 than in any year on record. A majority were Black trans women.
- The American Medical Association said that while the rate of violence is increasing, we are nowhere near the breaking point.
- Insider compiled a database to track every trans person killed in 2019, 2020, and 2021 and the trends behind these deaths.
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- We don't know enough to say if vaccines change your period (The New York Times)
- The billionaire scientist who developed the BioNTech-Pfizer breakthrough vaccine has not sold any shares in BioNTech's surging stock (Insider)
- What it's like to catch COVID-19 after getting vaccinated (Stat News)
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