Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020. 10:21 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Last week, it was reported that AstraZeneca had paused its COVID-19 vaccine trials after safety concerns from the World Health Organization (WHO).
A serious side effect showed up in a volunteer during the trials causing the pause. The volunteer was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, an inflammatory syndrome that affects the spinal cord and is often sparked by viral infections, US News reports.
Prior to the pause, WHO referred to the vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca as probably the world’s leading candidate and the most advanced in terms of development.
Oxford University has informed, however, that the trials have resumed following an independent review process.
The trials will resume in the United Kingdom while two other vaccines for COVID-19 are in the final testing stage in the United States, one made by Moderna Inc. and the other by Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech.
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