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As per the early Thursday news from the New York Times (NYT), the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine deliveries from Johnson and Johnson will be delayed due to a human error, being investigated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), at a Baltimore plant.

“Workers at a Baltimore plant manufacturing two coronavirus vaccines accidentally conflated the vaccines’ ingredients several weeks ago, ruining about 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine and forcing regulators to delay authorization of the plant’s production lines,” said the news.

Although the news mentions this incident as a “major embarrassment for Johnson & Johnson”, it also said that the same does not affect doses that are currently being delivered and used nationwide.

NYT also mentioned, “But all further shipments of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine “” projected to total tens of millions of doses in the next month “” were supposed to come from the massive Baltimore plant.”

FX implications

The news reverses the recent optimism covid vaccine, propelled by Pfizer’s upbeat vaccine results on children, while offering an extra reason for the AUD/USD prices to remain sluggish.

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