The company said in a statement on Monday that illnesses, accidents and other so-called adverse events "are an expected part of any clinical study, especially large studies", but that its physicians and a safety monitoring panel would try to determine what might have caused the illness.
At a news conference, Dr. Bonnie Henry said 549 new cases of the disease were reported since the previous update, bringing the province's total since the start of the pandemic to 10,734. A record pace of COVID-19 diagnostic testing in Minnesota is increasing the number of known infections reported each day, but all of the supportive data suggests a real and growing spread of the virus, said state Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm.
It's possible the patient was exposed to a higher dose of virus the second time, that the version he encountered was more virulent or even that the presence of antibodies from the first infection was to blame in a twist observed with another coronavirus .
Sputnik V began large-scale trials on 40,000 volunteers in September . That vaccine, based on an adenovirus vector , was also registered before Phase III trials. Still, the side effects that have emerged so far in the 44,000-person late-stage trial are similar to those seen in these early studies, Sahin said. A study pause, on the other hand, is a standard component of a clinical trial protocol.
In the CNN interview, Fauci also said a Trump television commercial that took comments he made about the president's response to COVID-19 "completely out of context" should be taken down. The president amplified this, and insisted that his administration has done "a phenomenal job". "Not in my wildest freakin dreams did I ever think about quitting", Fauci said.
Larry Marshall, the chief executive of the CSIRO , said that the research was built on the agency's previous Covid-19 work including vaccine testing and wastewater testing. So whilst such survival may be possible to demonstrate in the lab, in real-life everyday situations, such long survival periods may not be realistic.