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Oxford pauses COVID-19 vaccine study in kids, awaits more data on blood clot issues

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(Reuters) -The University of Oxford said on Tuesday it had paused a small UK trial testing the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:AZN) Plc in children and teenagers, as it waits for more data on rare blood clotting issues in adults who received the shot.

The trial disruption is the latest blow to the vaccine, once hailed as a milestone in the fight against the pandemic, after several countries restricted its use in light of reports of medical issues after inoculations.

There were no safety concerns in the pediatric trial, Oxford University said, adding that it would await guidance from the UK drugs watchdog before giving any further vaccinations.

The university said in February it planned to enroll 300 volunteers aged 6-17 years, based in the United Kingdom, as part of this study.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is currently reviewing reports of an extremely rare brain blood clot known as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) after the AstraZeneca shots, and is expected to announce its findings on Wednesday or Thursday.

A senior EMA official has said there is a clear association between the vaccine and CVST, though the direct cause of the clots is still unknown.

The World Health Organization, which is closely studying the latest data on AstraZeneca's vaccine alongside other regulators, said on Tuesday it expects to there will be no reason to change its assessment that the shot's benefits outweigh any risks.

Spats with governments across Europe about production, supplies, possible side effects and the vaccine's merits have dogged the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker for months.

Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease doctor, told Reuters last week the United States may not need AstraZeneca's vaccine, even if it wins regulatory approval.

Oxford pauses COVID-19 vaccine study in kids, awaits more data on blood clot issues
 

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Courtney Williams
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𝚒𝐭'𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲.𝘀𝐨 𝚒 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐩 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦 𝐚 𝐟𝐞𝐰 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞. 𝘀𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝚒 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 $ 100,000 𝐢𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐭. 𝚒 𝐬𝐚𝐲 "𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐡𝐨𝐰" 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝚒'𝐦 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬. 𝚊𝐥𝐥 𝚒 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐰 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝚒 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐥𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐨 𝘁𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐡. 𝘁𝐫𝐲 𝐢𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟: 𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗯𝗮𝘀.𝗴𝗮
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𝚒𝗍'𝗌 𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗅𝗅𝗒 𝗇𝗈𝗍 𝖿𝖺𝗂𝗋 𝗍𝗈 𝗆𝖺𝗄𝖾 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗍 𝗆𝗎𝖼𝗁 𝗆𝗈𝗇𝖾𝗒.𝘀𝗈 𝚒 𝗌𝗂𝗀𝗇𝖾𝖽 𝗎𝗉 𝗐𝗂𝗍𝗁 𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝗆𝗈𝗇𝖾𝗒 𝗌𝗒𝗌𝗍𝖾𝗆 𝖺 𝖿𝖾𝗐 𝗐𝖾𝖾𝗄𝗌 𝖺𝗀𝗈 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖾𝗏𝖾𝗋 𝗌𝗂𝗇𝖼𝖾. 𝘀𝗈𝗆𝖾𝗁𝗈𝗐 𝚒 𝗁𝖺𝗏𝖾 𝖺𝖼𝖼𝗎𝗆𝗎𝗅𝖺𝗍𝖾𝖽 𝗈𝗏𝖾𝗋 $ 100,000 𝗂𝗇 𝗉𝗋𝗈𝖿𝗂𝗍. 𝚒 𝗌𝖺𝗒 "𝗌𝗈𝗆𝖾𝗁𝗈𝗐" 𝖻𝖾𝖼𝖺𝗎𝗌𝖾 𝚒'𝗆 𝗇𝗈𝗍 𝗊𝗎𝗂𝗍𝖾 𝗌𝗎𝗋𝖾 𝗁𝗈𝗐 𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝗐𝗈𝗋𝗄𝗌. 𝚊𝗅𝗅 𝚒 𝗄𝗇𝗈𝗐 𝗂𝗌 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗍 𝗆𝗒 𝖻𝖺𝗇𝗄 𝖺𝖼𝖼𝗈𝗎𝗇𝗍 𝖼𝗈𝗇𝗍𝗂𝗇𝗎𝖾𝗌 𝗍𝗈 𝗀𝗋𝗈𝗐 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝚒 𝗁𝖺𝗋𝖽𝗅𝗒 𝗁𝖺𝗏𝖾 𝖺𝗇𝗒 𝗐𝗈𝗋𝗄 𝗍𝗈 𝖽𝗈 𝘁𝗁𝖾 𝗌𝗒𝗌𝗍𝖾𝗆 𝖼𝗈𝗇𝗍𝗂𝗇𝗎𝖾𝗌 𝗍𝗈 𝖺𝖼𝖼𝗎𝗆𝗎𝗅𝖺𝗍𝖾 𝗁𝖺𝗋𝖽 𝖼𝖺𝗌𝗁. 𝘁𝗋𝗒 𝗂𝗍 𝗒𝗈𝗎𝗋𝗌𝖾𝗅𝖿: 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐛𝐚𝐬.𝐠𝐚
 
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