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Plc has paused a late-stage trial of one of the leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates after a suspected serious adverse reaction in a study participant, health news website Stat News reported on Tuesday. It quoted an AstraZeneca spokesperson as saying in a statement that the "standard review process triggered a pause to vaccination to allow review of safety data.
A person familiar with the situation, and who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that the participant had been enrolled in a Phase 2/3 trial based in the United Kingdom. The individual also said that a volunteer in the U.K. trial had been found to have transverse myelitis, an inflammatory syndrome that affects the spinal cord and is often sparked by viral infection
Transverse myelitis is an inflammation of both sides of one section of the spinal cord. This neurological disorder often damages the insulating material covering nerve cell fibers (myelin).
Transverse myelitis interrupts the messages that the spinal cord nerves send throughout the body. This can cause pain, muscle weakness, paralysis, sensory problems, or bladder and bowel dysfunction.
originally posted by: Nyiah
a reply to: dug88
Jesus H Christ, people, the phrase "The cure is worse than the disease" doesn't exist for nothing.
I'm betting this isn't a fluke, either. They rushed this stupid shot so damn fast that all of us who smelled BS foresaw severe side effect issues.
Count me out for the next decade, minimum. I will not accept a rushed vaccine. Period. Even if this DOES turn out to be a fluke, I'm not remotely convinced of safety. Time shortcuts never lead anywhere good.
originally posted by: AgarthaSeed
I wonder just who in the hell chooses to be a "vaccine trial volunteer"....
originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: tamusan
Same. I haven't had the flu or a flu shot since the 1st or 2nd grade and I won't be getting a corona shot.