New polling from ABC News and the Washington Post shows what everyone should have expected would have happened: Confidence in the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has cratered since the FDA announced its “pause” earlier this month:
Public confidence in the J&J vaccine is shot, per new WaPo poll.
But confidence in Pfizer and Moderna vaccines still very high in same poll. https://t.co/8x5N6bnYFZ
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) April 26, 2021
Now, “fewer than 1 in 4 unvaccinated U.S. adults say they would be willing to get the J&J covid vaccine”:
The blood clot fatalities linked to Johnson & Johnson has taken its toll, per new @washingtonpost @ABC poll. Fewer than 1 in 4 unvaccinated U.S. adults say they would be willing to get the J&J covid vaccine, making it less trusted.https://t.co/A5f4Qvy1qH@goldsteinamy @sfcpoll
— Juliet Eilperin (@eilperin) April 26, 2021
There are anecdotal press accounts of this as well. From Miami:
Spent the afternoon at a vaccine site in Miami.
Out of 3000 Johnson and Johnson vaccines allocated for the site today — only about 300 people wanted it.
Most opted for the Pfizer — and said they were worried about the J and J. pic.twitter.com/6tsZAyo6QX
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) April 27, 2021
And in Texas:
After the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was put on hold nationally for nearly two weeks, North Texas providers now have the green light. But some providers are choosing to wait. https://t.co/zgB5UG8FfX
— FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) April 28, 2021
Guy Benson shared that a friend of his will not get vaxxed at all after the FDA move:
Was just chatting w a friend in Mississippi. When the J&J pause happened (he’d gotten J&J), people were worried for him, multiple vaccine skeptics in his life said “told you so” and his recently converted sister reversed course and decided not to get vaxxed. Take a bow, FDA!
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) April 28, 2021
As for the safety of the vaccine, the number of clotting cases is up to 17, including the first male patient:
Two more cases of rare blood clots associated with Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine have been reported.
Among them, the first male patient, who remains hospitalized in California.
At least 17 cases of clotting have been reported among the 8+ million administered doses. pic.twitter.com/btc3Yy8OYN
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) April 28, 2021
Take a bow, FDA:
Really great work by the government bureaucrats. That pause was really helpful. https://t.co/suCzww9LrP
— AG (@AGHamilton29) April 27, 2021
And this brings us to Twitchy regular Megyn Kelly, who torched the “media obsessed with fear mongering” and said she has ‘zero qualms’ about getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this weekend:
Am getting the j&j vaccine this wknd. Have zero qualms bc have spent a life immersed in a media obsessed with fear mongering that is often irresponsible and untrue. Do what your doctor tells you to do and ignore everyone else.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) April 28, 2021