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A health care worker holds doses of J&J vaccines at the Gandhi Phoenix Settlement in Bhambayi township, South Africa, on Sept. 24. A study of the J&J booster shot in the country had promising results against the omicron variant. Rajesh Jantilal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

New COVID studies show promise for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine booster

Two studies that have not yet been peer reviewed indicate increased protection against the infectious omicron variant.

A health care worker holds doses of J&J vaccines at the Gandhi Phoenix Settlement in Bhambayi township, South Africa, on Sept. 24. A study of the J&J booster shot in the country had promising results against the omicron variant. Rajesh Jantilal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New COVID studies show promise for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine booster

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New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance is stepping down after 12 years in office. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance reflects on Trump and Weinstein cases as he leaves office

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