WHO says vaccine safety top priority, as AstraZeneca pauses study

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Safety of a prospective COVID-19  vaccine  comes “first and foremost”, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist said on Wednesday, as a trial of a leading candidate from AstraZeneca was paused due to concerns over side effects.

Rollout of an effective  vaccine  is seen as a crucial step in helping battered economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

“Just because we talk about speed…it doesn’t mean we start compromising or cutting corners on what would normally be assessed,” Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said in a social media event.

“The...


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WHO says vaccine safety top priority, as AstraZeneca pauses study


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