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John Bacon

USA TODAY

Arlington, VA, United States

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Recent articles by John:

CDC panel reviews Johnson & Johnson vaccine today; US warns global pandemic 'aftershocks will be felt for years': Live COVID-19 updates

J&J vaccine concerns, Montana governor issues an executive order banning the development or use of vaccine passports in Montana. Latest COVID news. → Read More

US reportedly will pause use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine at federal sites due to blood clots: Latest COVID-19 updates

Federal health agencies today will call for an immediate pause in use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine, the New York Times reported. → Read More

'We are done dying': NAACP, others express outrage at pepper-spraying of Black and Latino Army officer during traffic stop

Virginia's attorney general, at least one congressman and the NAACP are furious at the actions of Windsor police officers during a traffic stop. → Read More

Frederick, Maryland, active shooter: Suspect, a Navy medic, is gunned down at Fort Detrick after wounding two at industrial park

2 people were critically wounded in a shooting spree at an industrial park in Frederick, Maryland, before the suspect was fatally shot at Fort Detrick. → Read More

15 million Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses ruined in lab mix-up; most Americans 65 and older fully vaccinated: Live COVID updates

About 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine have been lost after a mix-up at a Baltimore manufacturing plant. Latest COVID-19 news. → Read More

Suez Canal blockage: Captain of Ever Given not aiding probe; calamity's cost tops $1B

The cost of blocking shipping for almost a week through the Suez Canal, one of the world's busiest waterways, comes in at right around $1 billion. → Read More

Report: Johnson & Johnson loses 15M vaccine doses in manufacturing mix-up; Wisconsin court throws out mask mandate: Latest COVID-19 updates

Wisconsin court strikes mask mandate. All 50 states have announced when they plan to open up vaccinations to all adults. Latest COVID-19 news. → Read More

Cargo ship Ever Given partially turned in the Suez Canal. But 'don't cheer too soon,' official says.

One of the largest ships in the world was partially refloated and turned in the Suez Canal on Monday. But much work remained before the ship is freed. → Read More

Suez Canal blockage: Vessel 'partially refloated' as workers resume pulling maneuvers

A canal services firm announced that salvage teams “partially refloated” the colossal container ship that is wedged across the Suez Canal. → Read More

Elderly Asian American woman who fought attacker to use $1M in donations to fight racism

A 75-year-old Asian American woman punched by a man on a San Francisco street fought back. Now she's donating the money raised for her medical bills. → Read More

Elderly Asian American woman who fought attacker to use $1M in donations to fight racism

A 75-year-old Asian American woman punched by a man on a San Francisco street fought back. Now she's donating the money raised for her medical bills. → Read More

Baby aspirin may help fend off worst coronavirus effects; US reports record 949 new variant cases; 539K US deaths. Latest COVID-19 updates

Europe's top medicines regulator says AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine is safe, despite reports of unusual blood clots. The latest COVID-19 news. → Read More

Vatican says Catholic Church can't bless same-sex unions because God 'can't bless sin'

The Catholic Church and its priests cannot bless same-sex unions since God "cannot bless sin," the Vatican said Monday. → Read More

'Considerable degree of normality' possible by July, Fauci says; Duke in lockdown; learn status of your stimulus cash: Live COVID-19 updates

Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that the U.S. must gradually lift restrictions or risk another surge. Latest COVID-19 news. → Read More

'Historic and crippling' winter storm dumps over 25 inches of snow in Cheyenne, Wyoming; travel halted in Colorado and Nebraska

A powerful storm halted travel and caused power outages in parts of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska, dumping record snow levels across the region. → Read More

World marks one year of pandemic; Kroger accidentally uses empty syringes; AstraZeneca vaccine suspended in Denmark: Live COVID-19 updates

Thursday marks one year since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. More states lift vaccine eligibility requirements. Latest virus news. → Read More

World marks one year of pandemic; Kroger accidentally uses empty syringes; AstraZeneca vaccine suspended in Denmark: Live COVID-19 updates

Thursday marks one year since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. More states lift vaccine eligibility requirements. Latest virus news. → Read More

Faster driving, more traffic deaths in pandemic year; disparities in vaccine access favor the wealthy: Live COVID-19 updates

The CDC delayed a release of guidelines designed to ease restrictions for fully vaccinated Americans. Latest COVID-19 news. → Read More

Faster driving, more traffic deaths in pandemic year; disparities in vaccine access favor the wealthy: Live COVID-19 updates

The CDC delayed a release of guidelines designed to ease restrictions for fully vaccinated Americans. Latest COVID-19 news. → Read More

Biden says lifting mask mandates 'a big mistake'; fewer Americans likely to get $1,400 checks: Live COVID-19 updates

The White House was bullish on vaccines, masks and its stimulus bill Wednesday. Here is the latest COVID-19 news. → Read More