Tuesday, November 24

Coronavirus vaccine: Brazil resumes the tests it had paused after the death of a volunteer


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Anvisa announced that it could continue with the vaccine trial.

Brazilian health authorities gave the green light again on Wednesday to the trial of a Chinese vaccine against the coronavirus, which had been suspended two days earlier after a “serious adverse incident.”

The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) reported that it had “sufficient information to allow vaccination to resume”, after verifying that the death of a volunteer that led to the suspension “had no connection to the vaccine.”

“It is important to clarify that a suspension does not necessarily mean that the product under investigation does not offer quality, safety or efficacy,” Anvisa said in a statement.

President Jair Bolsonaro had described as “victoria“the suspension of the trial.

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