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Volunteer in AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine trial dies in Brazil

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A volunteer in the Brazilian arm of AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford’s coronavirus vaccine trial has died, the country’s health authority Anvisa said on Wednesday.

The participant is believed to be a 28-year-old man from Brazil, according to Bloomberg.

He allegedly was not in the group that received the vaccine with sources telling Reuters that if he had been, the trial would have been suspended. 

Oxford stated the trial will continue after the death of the volunteer, adding an independent review had revealed no safety concerns. 

Anvisa, Brazil's health authority, announced on Wednesday that a volunteer in AstraZeneca and Oxford University's coronavirus vaccine trial has died. Pictured: Brazilian pediatrician Dr Monica Levi, who received the COVID-19 vaccine, works at the Specialized Clinic in Infectious and Parasitic Diseases and Immunizations in Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 24

Anvisa, Brazil’s health authority, announced on Wednesday that a volunteer in AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine trial has died. Pictured: Brazilian pediatrician Dr Monica…



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