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Doctor on CDC advisory panel expects pause lifted


A member of a key CDC advisory panel told CNBC on Friday morning that he expects the U.S. pause on Johnson & Johnson‘s one-dose coronavirus vaccine to eventually be lifted.

“I think that there is a willingness for us to use this vaccine. We did need to make an important pause to be able to look at this safety information to be able to consider the risks. But certainly, I think there’s a huge amount of evidence that the benefit greatly outweighs this risk,” said Dr. Wilbur Chen, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Chen spoke on “Worldwide Exchange” hours before taking part in a meeting later Friday of the agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to…


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