On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the FDA said that Johnson and Johnson one-dose vaccine works well against severe COVID-19 cases. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration also stated that it could reduce the death risks of some patients. 

Johnson & Johnson's One-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Works Against Severe Cases: Here's What FDA Says
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Clinical support technician Douglas Condie extracts viruses from swab samples so that the genetic structure of a virus can be analysed and identified in the coronavirus testing laboratory at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, on February 19, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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According to The New York Times' latest report, the FDA posted its analyses online to show their Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine findings. The health agency stated that it had 72% overall efficacy against the U.S. COVID-19 variant. 

On the other hand, FDA confirmed that it had 64% overall efficacy against the South African COVID-19 variant. 

What FDA says regarding the vaccine's efficiency

NPR reported that FDA said that Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has a favorable safety profile. The agency added that it will likely receive its emergency-use-authorization (EUA) approval since they see no specific safety concerns regarding the vaccine's efficiency. 

Although Johnson and Johnson one-dose COVID-19 vaccine offered promising results, it is still not that effective compared to other vaccines such as Pfizer, with 95% efficacy, Moderna with 94%, and other coronavirus medicines. Since this is the case, the Johnson and Johnson vaccine developer said that they will further improve their product's performance. 

"With a J&J vaccine, we'll be able to accelerate the vaccine rollout for our country and for the world," said Dan Barouch, one of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's virologists. 

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