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April 13, 2021

Breaking news this morning is the pause of the J&J vaccine. It seems six women developed such a rare blood clotting disorder that it warranted a full stop until it can be further studied. As someone who received the J&J vaccine about three weeks ago, I can attest to the fact that I developed pain in one leg. However, because blood clots were the farthest thing from my mind and I had no experience with clots, I dismissed the pain to pulling a muscle while exercising. The pain eventually subsided and it was never severe enough to cripple me. Yet, with this morning’s news, it makes me wonder if something similar, though obviously not as severe as what the six women developed, happened to me. And if it happened to me, how many more experienced pain after getting the J&J shot but were never asked about it in any of the vaccine follow-ups. Now, I wonder how long do clots last in someone’s body?; The world knows just how much the immigration crisis has put pressure on the Biden admin to solve it. It’s clear though that this isn’t a problem the US can address by ourselves. That’s why it’s good news the White House has reached border agreements but at what cost to the well-being of migrants already desperate to leave their countries; Scientists are alarmed over the fate of the “most endangered river” in the country; and Child soldiers in Mexico are demanding help from the only resource that should be there for them but isn’t. Go beyond the headlines…

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