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Here is your Cleveland, Tenn. | Bradley County, Tenn. news on mymix1041.com, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland: From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

Here is your Cleveland, Tenn. | Bradley County, Tenn. news on mymix1041.com, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland:

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

A third COVID-19 vaccine option and the first to come in a single dose in the United States could be on the ground in Tennessee as early as today, according to the state’s top health official.

Late Friday, an FDA advisory committee voted unanimously to recommend the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for use in adults 18 and older, and it received formal authorization late Saturday.

Experts say a third vaccine, particularly one that doesn’t require ultra-cold storage and that can be completed in one dose instead of two, will be a game changer when it comes to getting more vaccines into arms — a task made even more urgent in the face of rapidly spreading new variants.

But with so much attention focused on Pfizer and Moderna, which have been the only companies with COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S. so far, public awareness around the third vaccine has lagged.

Johnson & Johnson’s shot was found to be 66.9% effective at preventing moderate to severe illness after 14 days after, and 66.1% effective after 28 days. For severe or critical COVID-19, the vaccine was 76.6% effective after 14 days and 85.4% effective after 28 days, according to an FDA analysis of a multinational clinical trial with more thanr 40,000 participants.

In Johnson & Johnson’s entire clinical trial, no coronavirus-related related deaths occured in the vaccine group and no vaccinated people were hospitalized after 28 days.

In news today…

Lee University’s Symphonic Band will present its spring concert on Tuesday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center, under the direction of Dr. Mark Bailey, professor of music.

The program will feature classic music from the concert band repertoire such as Sousa, Curnow, and Reed, as well as worship selections that feature all of the Symphonic Band’s musicians.

The Lee Symphonic Band has developed a reputation as an outstanding performance ensemble that combines superior musicianship with a true sensitivity to the use of music as a vehicle to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ. The ensemble has given numerous students in the past 30 years the opportunity to utilize their talents in playing musical instruments to the glory of God. 

The concert is free and open to the public, though due to limited seating, tickets will be required. It will also be livestreamed on Lee’s website for those unable to attend in person and can be viewed at https://livestream.com/leeu.

Tickets can be reserved at https://showclix.com/event/symphonic-band-spring-concert

Also in news today…

On Saturday, a unanimous vote took place at Ocoee Middle School for the reorganization of the Bradley County Republican Party. Elected were: Emily Beaty, Chairman; Hunter Shamblin, Vice Chairman; Joshua Rogers, Secretary; David Benton, Treasurer; Jean Clayton, Vice Secretary; and Dr. John Stanberry, Vice Treasurer.