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J&J ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ Vaccine Will Work on New Variants

Jan. 14, 2021, 1:36 AM

Johnson & Johnson’s expects its vaccine candidate will protect against new strains of the virus that causes Covid-19, the company said Wednesday.

“We are closely monitoring newly emerging variations in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein. Previous research has generated cautious optimism that the mutations leading to SARS-CoV-2 viral diversity should not be an obstacle for the broadly protective SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidates currently in development,” the company said in a statement to Bloomberg Law.

J&J’s vaccine is largely expected to be the next in line to receive clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use during the public health emergency,...

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