Oxford's coronavirus vaccine AstraZeneca resumes trial after clearance from United Kingdom health regulator
The pause came only days after the announcement from the University of Oxford that trials were being expanded, led by AstraZeneca. In a tweet, SII CEO Adar Poonawalla said: "As I'd mentioned earlier, we should not jump to conclusions until the trials are fully concluded".
Medical information about the individual who fell ill on Sunday is not being released. An independent committee will be reviewing the safety of the vaccine. But on Saturday, the university said it has been marked safe to continue. In fact, Oxford University stopped the vaccine trial on 6 September. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, the World Health Organization's chief scientist, said the United Nations health agency wasn't overly concerned by the pause in the Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine trial, ...
This last Tuesday morning , AstraZeneca was among 9 pharmaceutical companies to sign a letter pledging the continued assurance and monitoring for safety and tolerability in the first COVID-19 vaccine candidates, in response to reports that a vaccine may be regulated and distributed in alignment with the upcoming US Presidential Election in November.
A U.K. committee has concluded its investigation and recommended to the U.K. Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency it would be safe to resume the trials. Dmitriev added that the push by Western pharmaceutical companies for indemnity from lawsuits over vaccines illustrates the uncertainty surrounding monkey adenoviruses and mRNA technology - another untested method of vaccine development.
During Wednesday's hearing, Collins said the U.S. is investing in "not one but six vaccine candidates" because of the expectation that they "won't all work, although it would be lovely if they did". Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, the Trump administration has faced criticism for repeatedly refuting scientific evidence about the coronavirus outbreak, including about the effectiveness of face masks and the importance of COVID-19 tests, and for what detractors see as undermining ...
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