On one hand, we want transparency and honesty when it comes to vaccines. On the other hand, pausing Johnson & Johnson could increase vaccine hesitancy. On the other hand (haven’t you heard, vaccines make you grow third hands), there’s this. “The most popular link on Facebook about the Johnson & Johnson news was shared by a conspiracy theorist and self-described “news analyst & hip-hop artist” named An0maly who thinks the pandemic is a cover for government control.” NPR: The Most Popular J&J Vaccine Story On Facebook? A Conspiracy Theorist Posted It.

+ NYT: Nearly half of Republicans say they don’t want a Covid vaccine. (Partly because Fox News isn’t done causing deaths.)

+ Meanwhile, while Americans are looking a gift horse in the mouth, other countries are looking a disaster in the face. India Confirms More Than 200,000 Coronavirus Cases In A Day.