Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Paused over Unexplained Illness

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A late-stage study of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been paused while the company investigates whether a study participant's "unexplained illness" is related to the shot.

The company said in a statement Monday evening that illnesses, accidents and other so-called adverse events "are an expected part of any clinical study, especially large studies," but that its physicians and a safety monitoring panel would try to…
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