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Tuesday October 13rd, 2020 day edition

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(CNN) Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson said Monday it has paused the advanced clinical trial of its experimental coronavirus vaccine because of an unexplained illness in one of the volunteers.

ENSEMBLE is the name of the study.

"Adverse events -- illnesses, accidents, etc. -- even those that are serious, are an expected part of any clinical study, especially large studies."

Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine arm is developing the shot.

The company did not say what the unexplained illness was, but one point of clinical trials is to find out if vaccines cause dangerous side effects.

Trials are stopped when they pop up while doctors check to see if the illness can be linked to the vaccine or is a coincidence.

"Based on our strong commitment to safety, all clinical studies conducted by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson have prespecified guidelines. »

First Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Reinfections in US

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The U.S. cases are detailed in new studies published in The Lancet and the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

We're just becoming aware of the reinfection cases, and they are just a handful among millions of people infected.".

"So far, we've only seen a handful of reinfection cases, but that doesn't mean there aren't more, especially as many cases of COVID-19 are asymptomatic," he said. »

Letting COVID-19 spread to achieve herd immunity is "unethical," WHO chief says

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"Herd immunity is achieved by protecting people from a virus, not by exposing them to it," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a virtual press briefing.

Herd immunity helps protect vulnerable people like infants and those with compromised immune systems who can't get the vaccine.

According to Johns Hopkins University, 70% to 90% of Americans would need to have coronavirus antibodies for herd immunity to be achieved. »

Mexico says two women may have had non-consensual surgery in U.S. detention center

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FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators march during the Never Again Para Nadir protest against ICE Detention camps in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., July 2, 2019.

The ministry said its findings were based on actions taken by consular staff and interviews Mexican officials conducted at the center.

In September, a complaint by a whistleblower nurse alleged medical abuse within the Georgia detention center, including unauthorized hysterectomies, a surgery to remove the uterus. »

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