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AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson vaccine trials back on track in US

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24.10.2020

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Two major clinical trials for experimental Covid-19 vaccines got back on track in the United States Friday — providing a glimmer of hope as the number of cases skyrocket across the country.

Covid-19 has now killed more than 223,000 Americans, and the health crisis is a top issue in the presidential election pitting incumbent Donald Trump against Joe Biden.

AstraZeneca announced that the trial of its vaccine candidate, developed with Britain’s University of Oxford, has resumed in the US, the only country where it remained suspended following a participant’s illness six weeks ago.

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“The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today authorized the restart in the US, following the resumption of trials in........

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