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We Shouldn’t Be Surprised

So six women developed blood clots after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

This has caused the CDC and FDA to issue a “pause” on the use of the vaccine. Which caused people all over social media to bitch. Yeah, because those six women weren’t them or related to them. And those six women are just the ones we know of right now. Knowing this vaccine caused blood clots in at least six women, why would anyone want to get it? A Virginia woman’s death has also been linked to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Yes, you can argue that the risk of a blood clot outweighs the risk of getting COVID-19. But is it really worth the risk? Especially since Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine is not the only option that we have.

Considering Johnson & Johnson’s reputation, we shouldn’t be surprised by this “pause”. Remember: this is the same company that was successfully sued years ago by 13,000 plaintiffs alleging Johnson’s baby powder caused their ovarian cancer or mesothelioma.

Right now it’s just a “pause” and it’s unknown if it will continue to be used in the future. For now maybe it should be back to the drawing board for Johnson.


I'm a writer. I'm also a wife and a parent who works too much and lives too little. In addition to writing I also love to read, listen to music, travel, cook, I enjoy looking for bargains at flea markets or thrift stores, Christmas, football and of course writing! How did I come up with the title of my blog? Two things: 1. I live in New England (duh) and 2. Canadian singer Alan Frew once arrogantly told me to "get a New England life"--again--DUH! I already HAVE one!