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covid-19 vaccine adverse reaction details, Oxford candidate, reason for pausing phase three trials 

Serious Adverse Event Time | In the Pipeline blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/

So it looks like the adverse reaction was indeed very adverse, and is likely from the vaccine but could be from other things.

I really don't have enough information or background knowledge to say how this will affect development of this vaccine, or other virus-based vaccines. Virus-based vaccines are one of the most popular frontrunners, with (from memory) one of the US, the oxford, the Russian, and the canadian/chinese effort all being based on it. However a lot of them are using different viruses which could have different safety profiles, and we do have DNA and RNA based ones at similar levels of development, so if it turns out that these viral vectors are not useful we are not screwed, and may not even be delayed in when we get a working vaccine.

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covid-19 vaccine adverse reaction details, Oxford candidate, reason for pausing phase three trials 

@Canageek aye finding this out is what phase 3 is for.

covid-19 vaccine adverse reaction details, Oxford candidate, reason for pausing phase three trials 

@starkatt That is the secondary purpose apparently? (I've learned more about the specifics of clinical trials since this started then I ever wanted to know. The main purpose of phase 3 is "Does it work" since it is so rare for a vaccine to fail due to safety considerations. They DO hunt for any possible negative side effects like crazy though)

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