Shares of major U.S. airlines fell on Tuesday after news that U.S. regulators have suggested a halt in using Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine.
American Airlines Group Inc.
shares led losses, down more than 3%, and Delta Air Lines Inc.
stock was off more than 2%. The U.S. Global Jets ETF
was down about 1.5%.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said in a joint statement earlier Tuesday that there have been six cases of rare blood clots among the roughly 6.8 million people who have received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The agencies are recommending a pause in its use while they investigate with the CDC’s advisory committee to hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday.
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