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Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont
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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has criticized the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for recommending a pause of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations.

Courtesy of Stony Brook University

U.S. college students are the subjects of a new federally funded study that measures the effectiveness of Moderna’s vaccine in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Stony Brook University on Long Island is one college whose students will participate in the study.

Coronavirus Vaccine Research
Jessica Hill / AP

Here is the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region:

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) said Connecticut is expected to receive about 12,000 fewer doses of the Pfizer vaccine. She blamed the 13% cutback in dose estimates on a lack of national vaccination distribution plan.

63,000 doses of the new Moderna vaccine will also start to arrive in Connecticut early this week — 43,100 doses sent to Long Island.