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This 2010 file photo shows bottles of the abortion-inducing drug RU-486 in Des Moines, Iowa. A new study published in 2017 showed medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent by mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a clinic.

FDA will allow abortion pills by mail during the pandemic

The Biden administration has decided to allow women to receive abortion pills by mail for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, the latest development in an issue that has increasingly taken center stage in the American abortion debate. 17 minutes ago

Doses of the J&J vaccine.

J&J delays vaccine rollout in Europe amid blood clot fears in US

Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday it is delaying the rollout of its coronavirus vaccine in Europe amid a US probe into reports of rare blood clots in some recipients, moves that experts worry could further shake vaccine confidence and complicate COVID-19 immunization efforts. 31 minutes ago

A nurse filled a syringe with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the Staten Island borough of New York.

Mass. notifies state providers to halt Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said the state is following the CDC and FDA’s lead as the federal agencies review six cases of blood clotting out of 6.8 million doses of the vaccine administered in the US. 39 minutes ago

‘It’s like a giant punch in the gut.’ Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause frustrating for residents

The sudden halt in the Johnson & Johnson vaccine created frustration, a new layer of COVID-19 health concerns, confusion, and uncertainty for many in Massachusetts Tuesday. 1 hour ago

A shipment of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

US recommends pausing Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate clotting reports

The other two authorized vaccines, from Moderna and Pfizer, make up the vast share of COVID-19 shots administered in the US and are not affected by the pause. 2 hours ago

A line of people waited outside Hynes Convention Center for a COVID vaccine last week.

US expects to have enough vaccine supply despite J&J pause

Production from Pfizer and Moderna should be enough to meet US demand, one official said.

Alexandra Leslie, a reporter at WPRI-TV in Rhode Island.

Meet the Channel 12 reporter who has been stuck at home for 13 months

Alexandra Leslie, who has cystic fibrosis, has had to cover COVID-19 from the confines of her home.

Johnson & Johnson Janssen Covid-19 vaccines at a vaccination center at the Miami Dade College North Campus in North Miami, Fla.

Here’s what to know about Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines being paused

Medical experts say that if you received a dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the past two weeks, don't worry and rest assured: the symptoms of a blood clot are not subtle.