Johnson & Johnson Pauses COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

The temporary pause is due to an “unexplained illness” in one participant.

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A recent CNN article discussed drugmaker Johnson & Johnson’s decision to pause their COVID-19 vaccine trial. The announcement came last Monday, and is attributed to an unexplained illness in one of the volunteers. The company is unclear whether the patient received a placebo or the experimental vaccine, but that’s not uncommon in a large scale study like this, which involves 60,000 patients.


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The company didn’t reveal details of the illness out of respect to the participant’s privacy, but the illness is being investigated by Johnson & Johnson and an independent board. The vaccine is one of six coronavirus vaccines currently being tested in the US, and only one of four trials in phase 3.

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