Johnson & Johnson is under fire after making a claim that all vaccines all linked to blood clots, as the author they cited denies that’s true.
The company released a response to news that people were experiencing blood clots after getting the J&J vaccine, saying “We are aware that thromboembolic events including those with thrombocytopenia have been reported with all COVID-19 vaccines.” They cited a study from the American Journal of Hematology for that statement.
However, one of the doctors involved in the study told CNN that that is not true.
We didn’t find anyone with blood clots,” said Dr. Eun-Ju Lee, an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. “We didn’t find any of those scary things that are happening with Johnson & Johnson.”
Their study found some patients developing low platelet levels, which is an entirely different thing from blood clots.
“That is a really irresponsible thing to say,” added Dr. Paul Offit, a vaccine expert at the University of Pennsylvania and member of the FDA advisory panel that reviewed emergency use applications for the vaccines.
CNN asked J&J to comment, and they sent a general statement that did not address the matter directly.
Clique, what do you think of Johnson & Johnson spreading misinformation like this?