NH JOURNAL – Governor Chris Sununu is criticizing the federal government’s decision to halt the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, part of his ongoing attacks on how Washington has “mishandled” COVID issues.
Those attacks have raised the hackles of Granite State Democrats, who dismiss his complaints as political posturing in advance of a U.S. Senate run next year.
At Thursday’s weekly COVID-19 press conference, Sununu called out the Biden administration for abruptly pulling plug the after just six cases of blood clotting among more than 7 million vaccinations.
“This was a one-in-a-million event. You’re twice as likely to be struck by lightning than you are with the current data about getting this blood clot,” Sununu said.
“So [for] those six individuals, that’s a very severe case, but to stop an entire vaccine — the most popular vaccine for the biggest public health crisis this country has faced in a hundred years — is a pretty extreme step.”
“The communication out of Washington has been terrible, like it really has been horrible,” Sununu continued, adding he learned about the decision from the media, not the Biden administration.
Sununu’s comments echoed his message in a private call between senior White House officials and state governors … Click here to read more.