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Coronavirus vaccine trial volunteer dies in Brazil

– – A coronavirus vaccine trial participant has died. The volunteer was involved in trials into a jab from Oxford University and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The tragic news was confirmed by Brazil’s health authority on Wednesday, October 21. An investigation has been launched but no safety concerns have been raised, according to scientists. The volunteer was Brazilian and was taking part in the trials… Read More
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Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine trial halted over ‘unexplained illness’

– – Another major drug producer, Johnson & Johnson has announced that it has paused its COVID-19 vaccine trial. The announcement on Monday night according to the company is due to one of the volunteers coming down with an “unexplained illness.” In a statement, Johnson & Johnson said that under its guidelines, the “participant’s illness is being reviewed and evaluated”… Read More
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Uganda to undertake human trials of Covid-19 vaccine

– – Uganda’s government has said that human trials of a Covid-19 vaccine will start in November this year. Ministry of health officials are reported by local media as saying that a vaccine, called Self Replicating RNA, has already been developed. The vaccine was developed under a partnership between Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) and Imperial College in the UK.… Read More