AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial in U.S. remains on hold

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China has four COVID-19 vaccines in the final stage of clinical trials. The move came less than a week after the study was suspended following a reported possible side-effect in a United Kingdom patient.

Meanwhile, the United Kingdom trial of a leading coronavirus vaccine, which was abruptly halted last week because of safety concerns, restarted on Saturday after the university conducting the trial said an independent committee found that it was safe to do so.

Bourla acknowledged that if its coronavirus vaccine fails, Pfizer will absorb the financial hit.

Bourla, however, said the availability of the COVID19 vaccine before 2020 would depend upon the safety data and approval from the USA regulator Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "Hopefully they'll work it out and be able to proceed along with the remainder of the trial".

The new trials of the vaccines will see volunteers receive aerosolised vaccines through a nebulizer, delivering the vaccine as airborne droplets through a mouthpiece.

In its statement over the weekend, AZ said it "cannot disclose further medical information", about why it halted, but added that: "All trial investigators and participants will be updated with the relevant information and this will be disclosed on global clinical registries, according to the clinical trial and regulatory standards".

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Brazil's health regulator Anvisa on Saturday said it had approved the resumption of tests of the "Oxford vaccine" in the South American country after receiving official information from AstraZeneca.

Late-stage trials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine were suspended last week after an illness in a study participant, casting doubts on an early rollout.

The British adverse event involved a study patient thought to be suffering a rare spinal inflammatory disorder called transverse myelitis.

Britain has secured access to up to 190 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine from Valneva in deal worth as much as 1.37 billion euros, the French-Austrian vaccine firm said Monday. AstraZeneca had paused its trials on Tuesday after observing a single event of an unexplained illness that occurred in the United Kingdom phase III trial.

Scientists and others around the world, including experts at the World Health Organization, have sought to keep a lid on expectations of an imminent breakthrough for coronavirus vaccines, stressing that vaccine trials are rarely straightforward.

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