Detroit Mayor Rejects J&J Vaccine, Says Pfizer and Moderna are Better

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  • Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan rejected the initial doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, as reported by the Michigan state heath department
  • At a press conference Thursday, Duggan said he declined this week's allocation of the vaccine, citing that Moderna and Pfizer are better vaccines and are enough to go round eligible residents of the state
  • This comes days after the FDA authorized J&J's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, making it the third shot to be approved in the US
  • Clinical trial data reveals that J&J's vaccine is 66 percent effective at preventing COVID-19, compared with about 95 percent for Moderna and Pfizer vaccines
  • Despite J&J vaccine's low efficacy rate, it has proven to prevent 100 percent of hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19