September 12, 2020

Vaccine trial resumes as virus continues grim march

Paris (AFP) – Clinical trials of one of the most advanced experimental Covid-19 vaccines resumed Saturday after a brief safety pause, as infection numbers continued to march upward in countries across the globe.The world’s hopes for a reprieve from the pandemic were dealt a blow earlier in the week when pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Oxford University announced they had “voluntarily paused” their vaccine trial after a UK volunteer developed an unexplained illness.But on Saturday the trial was given the all clear by British regulators to resume following a safety review.The global death…


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