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Fact-checking Detroit mayor's misleading statements on Johnson & Johnson vaccine

March 5, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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As the demand for coronavirus vaccines continues to outpace the supply, the newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine came as encouraging and much needed news to cities and states across the US. But not, apparently, for Detroit.

The city's longtime mayor, Democrat Mike Duggan, rejected a shipment of 6,200 J&J single-shot vaccines, claiming that Detroit's demand was already being met and that the vaccine was not as good as those from Pfizer and Moderna.

During a news conference Thursday, Duggan said that while "Johnson & Johnson is a very good vaccine" the two from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna were "best. "

The J&J vaccine has been found to be 72% effective in the US against moderate to severe infections from the virus, whereas both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines have been shown to be above 94% effective against symptomatic infections.

John Roach, a spokesperson for the mayor, told CNN that "(w)hen the state expands vaccine eligibility to the point vaccine demand exceeds the Moderna/Pfizer capacity at (the TCF convention center), Detroit will open a second site offering J&J vaccines. "

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