COVID-19 vaccine

Leading COVID-19 vaccine trial resumes in Japan but not US

Trials on the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University have resumed in Japan but not the United States, where the pharmaceutical giant is working with regulators, a statement released Friday said.

The Financial Times, citing sources close to the case, reported that the US drug regulator the FDA had expanded its investigation into the serious side effects suffered by one trial participant, which had led to a brief halt in the tests, reports AFP.

The British company did not respond immediately to an AFP request for comments.

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