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CNN: One of the leading coronavirus vaccine trials is currently paused. Prominent vaccine researchers say that's unusual

UC expert says phase III trials typically don't pause

Recently, one of the major trials being conducted for a COVID-19 vaccine was paused because a study volunteer had what's known as an "adverse event." Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine was interviewed by CNN for a story on the pause in the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial. 

A doctor wearing a white lab coat stands in a medical research laboratory

Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the UC College of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases. Photo/Joseph Fuqua III/UC Creative + Brand

Fichtenbaum said it was uncommon for a pause to happen in a phase III trial.

According to Fichtenbaum, "Phase 3 trials don't typically pause. I've only seen it handful of times in my experience."

Read the entire story here.

Fichtenbaum was also featured in a story on vaccine trial volunteers aired by several Hearst television stations, including WCVB in Boston

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