J&J: Mystery Illness Pauses Largest COVID Vaccine Trial

Grant Boone
October 15, 2020

That trial was stopped when a woman developed severe neurological symptoms consistent with transverse myelitis, a rare inflammation of the spinal cord, the company has said. At campaign rallies this week - after his own bout with coronavirus - Trump promised his supporters that that vaccines are coming 'very soon'. On the second leg of the August tr.

Large-scale studies, such as those required for vaccines developed in the US, are created to assess not only if a vaccine works, but whether it is free from risky side effects that might only show up once millions of people are immunized.

Because of the structure of the trial, BioNTech and Pfizer had first disclosed early results for another vaccine candidate, BNT162b1, in July. Sputnik V was also registered before Phase III trials just like EpiVacCorona. The vaccine named EpiVacCorona comes after Russian Federation recently granted similar approval to its first COVID-19 vaccine named Sputnik V. Notably, Sputnik V is also the first vaccine candidate in the world to attain regulatory approval.

Later in the day, Eli Lilly had to acknowledge a pause of a clinical trial of antibody treatment because of a "potential safety concern", The New York Times reported, citing emails US government officials sent to researchers.

2nd COVID-19 vaccine trial paused over unexplained illness in participant

Student concern about leaving China, where the pathogen has been almost eradicated through aggressive containment measures, for foreign countries where the coronavirus is still spreading rapidly prompted the discussions, the people said.

In implementing the programme, the World Bank will support multilateral efforts now led by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and COVAX, a ground-breaking global collaboration to accelerate the development, production and equitable access to Covid-19 tests, treatments and vaccines. It was met with a wave of skepticism in the scientific community because at the time it had yet to enter any late-stage trials.

Marsudi was to meet with UK-based pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca on Wednesday to cement a vaccine-dose deal for Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous nation with almost 270 million people, which has struggled to contain soaring infection rates.

Russian Federation has fourth-highest number of confirmed Covid-19 infections worldwide, while the number of cases continues to rise. On the same day, Russia's coronavirus crisis centre said 239 more deaths were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 23,205.

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