Nightside Report Feb. 27, 2021: 3rd COVID vaccine authorized in US, barricaded gunman fires shots from Royal Oak house

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2021, file photo, a man receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Martin Luther King Senior Center in North Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) (John Locher, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.

Health experts are anxiously awaiting a one-and-done option to help speed vaccinations, as they race against a virus that already has killed more than 510,000 people in the U.S. and is mutating in increasingly worrisome ways.

Learn more here.


New today: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 587,581; Death toll now at 15,522

Metro Detroit weather: Cooling off, fair skies Saturday evening

Saturday evening will be chilly and partly cloudy. Temperatures will be near 40°F.

Saturday night will be partly cloudy and chilly. Overnight lows will be in the low and middle 30s.

See the full forecast here.


4 Fast Facts

  • Royal Oak residents have been urged to shelter in place in a neighborhood near 13 Mile Road due to a barricaded gunman situation. Click here to read more.
  • A 14-year-old Canton girl has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of her grandmother. Click here to read more.
  • The city of Detroit opened two new senior vaccination sites on Saturday to expand its efforts to get COVID vaccination clinics into communities. Click here to see what we found.
  • The Michigan Attorney General’s office is considering whether charges should be filed against a county commissioner who displayed a rifle during a livestreamed public meeting. Click here to read more.

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