Johnson & Johnson Vaccine on Pause, America’s Infrastructure & More! | Full Megacast, April 13, 2021

U.S. Senator Gary Peters and other news-makers discuss the latest COVID-19 information and election-related news on this full edition of the Oakland County Megacast!

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) holds an audio press conference after requesting a “pause” on the rollout of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to cases of a rare blood clot found in 6 people as of earlier this morning.

U.S. Senator Gary Peters joins the show to talk about the continued federal response to COVID-19, assisting the State of Michigan in battling its ongoing major surge in COVID-19 cases, as well as bills that he is working on to help bolster the U.S. manufacturing infrastructure.

Eric Wallis, President of Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, talks about managing the hospital’s need to be prepared for and treat incoming and ongoing COVID-19 cases while keeping the public safe during the current spike in cases locally and statewide, and why some hospital systems are growing increasingly worried with the COVID situation in the Great Lakes State.

Dennis Sandoval, District Manager for Blood Donations for the Michigan Region of the American Red Cross, talks about the continued need for blood donations, especially for patients suffering from Sickle Cell disease.

Walled Lake Consolidated School District Superintendent, Kenneth Gutman, addresses the Governor’s recent calling for a two-week “pause” on in-person learning and athletic activity at the high school level, and reviews the District’s decisions regarding in-person learning during the recent surge in COVID cases, as well as the need for more substitute teachers in Walled Lake’s schools.

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