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Unexpected illness in volunteer leads to a "voluntarily pause" in Astrazeneca's Covid19 vaccine trials

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United Kingdom-based drug manufacturer AstraZeneca has "voluntarily paused" a randomized clinical trial of its coronavirus vaccine after a volunteer encountered an unexplained illness. The firm said that it was a routine action that has to happen whenever there is a potentially unexplained illness. Now, an independent committee will review the safety data before the work of vaccine development resumes.