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AstraZeneca resumes US Covid-19 vaccine trial, optimism seen for J&J

AstraZeneca's US trial was paused on September 6 after a report of a serious neurological illness, believed to be transverse myelitis, in a participant in the company's UK trial

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AstraZeneca Plc has resumed the US trial of its experimental Covid-19 vaccine after approval by US regulators, the company said on Friday.

AstraZeneca's US trial was paused on September 6 after a report of a serious neurological illness, believed to be transverse myelitis, in a participant in the company's UK trial.

US Health and Human Services Deputy Chief of Staff Paul Mango also told reporters he was optimistic a US trial by Johnson & Johnson would resume.

J&J paused its large, late-stage trial last week after a study participant became ill and the company said an independent safety panel was investigating.

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First Published: Oct 24 2020 | 2:15 AM IST

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