Oxford Vaccine Volunteer Dies In Brazil; Trial Continues

by Shatakshi Gupta
AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine

A Volunteer has died during the Phase-3 trial of most expected Oxford University and AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine in Brazil. Brazilian Health Authority ANVISA has given this information on Wednesday.  However, this volunteer was not given the vaccine and hence the vaccine trials will not be stopped.

 The vaccine was not given

Phase-3 trial of the aforementioned vaccine was underway in Brazil under the aegis of the Federal University of Sao Paulo.  The university has informed that the volunteer who died was from Brazil.  As per the Bloomberg, the volunteer, who died, was not vaccinated.  ANVISA has said that the vaccine trial will continue even after the accident but not much information was given about it.  At the same time, scientists at Oxford have said that there is nothing to worry about the safety of the vaccine.

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 Trials were closed in America

 Earlier in September, a volunteer had to be taken to a hospital during a vaccine trial in Britain.  After this, trials were stopped all over the world.  However, trials resumed later in the world except in the US.  Reports have said that now in the US, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has decided to resume the trial after reviewing the safety.

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Will Coronavirus Remain Forever?

On the other hand, the claim of Britain’s top scientific advisor about the coronavirus infection has raised people’s concerns.  A top scientist on the British government’s advisory committee set up for the Pandemic said that the Coronavirus will never be eradicated. It will always remain among the people. However, he said that a vaccine would improve the current menace of this.