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Johnson & Johnson Pauses Vaccine Trials Due To ‘Unexplained Illness’

NILES, IL - NOVEMBER 16: George Rodriguez, RN draws a dose of flu vaccine prior to administering vaccinations at the Maine Town Hall November 16, 2004 in Niles, Illinois. The flu shot program was organized by Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and was an appointment-only event. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Johnson & Johnson has paused clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine, due to an “unexplained illness” in one test patient.

In a statement, the company said illnesses are “an expected part of any clinical study” and promised “transparent updates”. They did not offer any more information on the patient’s condition.

Johnson & Johnson launched its final trial phase several weeks ago. It’s one of several U.S.-backed companies working on a coronavirus vaccine.

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