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J&J preparing to resume U.S. trial of COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Oct 23 - Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it was preparing to resume a large clinical trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the United States after an independent safety panel recommended enrollments for the study.

Last week, the company paused its late-stage trial after a study participant became ill.

J&J at the time said it was not clear if the volunteer had received the vaccine or a placebo and that it would take at least a few days for an independent data and safety monitoring board to evaluate the illness. (Reporting by Dania Nadeem and Vishwadha Chander in Bengaluru; Editing by Bill Berkrot)

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