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Covid-19 roundup: As­traZeneca re­sumes vac­cine tri­als in Japan; Glob­al lab net­work is es­tab­lished to com­pare Covid-19 vac­cines

As­traZeneca has re­sumed tri­als of its Ox­ford Uni­ver­si­ty-de­vel­oped Covid-19 vac­cine in Japan, while US test­ing re­mains on hold.

The tri­als screeched to a halt ear­li­er this month, af­ter a British par­tic­i­pant de­vel­oped what’s be­lieved to be trans­verse myelitis, a spinal in­flam­ma­to­ry dis­or­der.

While the UK, Brazil, In­dia and South Africa have al­lowed test­ing to con­tin­ue, the US is tak­ing a deep­er look in­to the po­ten­tial­ly se­vere ad­verse event. The FDA has re­quest­ed to see tri­al da­ta for sim­i­lar vac­cines de­vel­oped by Ox­ford Uni­ver­si­ty re­searchers, un­named sources told Reuters.

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