Sep 9, 2020
The Oxford vaccine's troubles. Why it's not doomed (yet)
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The vaccine widely considered our best shot at bringing this pandemic to an end has run into a bit of trouble, after a trial participant suffered a medical problem.

Because safety is incredibly important, trials of the Oxford University's potential coronavirus vaccine have been put on hold until scientists can work out what went wrong.

It could be nothing, or it could be the end of this vaccine. At the moment, all we can do is wait. But it's important to remember pausing vaccine trials is common.

So what might have gone wrong and where we could end up?
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