Covid-19 roundup: Pharmacist who tampered with Moderna vaccines sentenced to 3 years in jail; FDA says J&J shelf life may be extended
A Wisconsin hospital pharmacist who told a judge he was skeptical of the Covid-19 vaccines, especially Moderna’s, will spend three years in prison after he admitted to attempting to destroy hundreds of doses that were later administered to patients.
Steven Brandenburg, 46, removed a box of Moderna vials from a refrigeration unit at the hospital he worked at during two overnight shifts in December 2020. He left the vaccines out for several hours a night, then returned them to the refrigerator to be used at the clinic the next day, the US Department of Justice said, and the vaccines were administered to 57 people before hospital employees learned about his conduct.
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