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US vaccine supplies look set to surge as Johnson & Johnson gets nod from panel advising FDA – live


11.02pm GMT

House Democrats held a press conference ahead of the vote on Joe Biden’s $1.9tn coronavirus aid bill, which is expected to pass, and found themselves under fire over the $15 minimum wage increase that could not be included in the bill under Senate rules.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a strong response when asked about the issue:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the Senate parliamentarian nixing the $15 wage increase: “As a matter of practice, I don’t get involved with the United States Senate. But as a matter of values, I can just say, we will not rest until we pass the $15 minimum wage.”

10.21pm GMT

An independent expert advisory panel has recommended that drug regulators authorize the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, a move that will greatly boost the nationwide vaccinations plans of the Biden administration.

My colleague Jessica Glenza reports that while the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not always take the advice of their advisory panels, the authorization is still a significant step toward FDA approval and the agency is expected to authorize the vaccine for emergency use.

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