On Top of Mold and Poor Disinfection Issues, Employees at Plant That Ruined Millions of J&J Covid Vaccine Failed to Shower, Change Clothes

NBC by Berkeley Lovelace, Jr. Baltimore, MD

Some employees at the Emergent BioSolutions plant in Baltimore failed to shower or change clothes, which is required when working in the factory and it likely played a role in ruining millions of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 doses, according to a memo released Wednesday by a key House committee. Inspections of the Bayview facility conducted last year also flagged problems with mold, poor disinfection of plant equipment, and inadequate training of employees, staff for the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis said in the memo. The committee is holding a hearing Wednesday examining the biopharmaceutical company’s role in ruining the J&J shots. 

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