I am very much of two minds on this – on the one hand, ugggghhhhhhh we’re already so far behind in my countyyyyyyyyyyyy but also, I’m really glad they’re taking it seriously. Blood clots are not something to mess around with.
And I swear to god, if I hear “But the risk of blood clots with birth control is way higher” one more goddamn time.
THAT’S NOT GOOD EITHER AND IT IS UTTER BULLSHIT THAT PEOPLE ON BIRTH CONTROL HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THAT, TOO.
Hopefully they can figure out what the correlation and possible causation is and use it as a screening tool.
But I fear this may be the end for the J&J shot – I think folks were already a little iffy on it with the perceived lower effectiveness, and even if they start administering them again, I suspect we’ll see folks go, “Yeah, I’ll wait for Moderna or Pfizer.”
Sucks, but we’ll get through this like everything else.