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Texas woman hospitalized after J&J vaccine prompts CDC investigation
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Officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Food and Drug Administration are investigating an adverse reaction in a Texas woman who was hospitalized after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


The vaccine is still on pause "out of an abundance of caution" after six extremely rare cases, where women, between ages 18-48, developed brain blood clots.

This is the first of cases to be reported in Texas out of 616,000 doses distributed. The Texas woman was hospitalized with "symptoms that appear to be consistent" with the other cases reported across the U.S. No other information was released to protect her privacy.

The agencies are still gathering data to include with the other cases and DSHS associate commissioner for laboratory and infectious disease services Imelda Garcia said any adverse effects should be reported to vaers.hhs.gov. "It's important to remember that just because something is reported it doesn't necessarily mean that it was caused by or linked to the vaccine," Garcia said.

Symptoms to look for within three weeks of the shot:

  • Severe headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Leg pain
  • Shortness of breath

The CDC said new confirmed cases will be updated at the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting on Friday.

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1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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Freaky Floats and other Austin food & drink news
Austin Motel

What's new in Austin food & drink this week:

  • Nau's Enfield Drug closing after losing their lease. Did McGuire Moorman Lambert buy the building, with its vintage soda fountain?
  • Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico named to Time Magazine's Time 100 Next influencer list, after winning a James Beard Award earlier this year.
  • Question: From what BBQ joint did pescatarian Harry Styles order food this week?
  • Austin Motel is opening the pool and pool bar Wednesday nights in October for Freaky Floats.
  • Vincent's on the Lake closing due to "economic conditions and low water levels [at Lake Travis]."
  • Cenote has closed its Windsor Park location. The East Cesar Chavez location remains open.
  • The Steeping Room on N. Lamar has closed.
  • Local startup It's Skinnyscored new financing for its gluten-free pasta business.
  • P. Terry's opened a new location in Kyle, at 18940 IH-35.