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AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine Volunteer Dies in Brazil

Oct. 21, 2020, 5:24 PM

A Brazilian volunteer participating in trials for AstraZeneca Plc’s Covid-19 vaccine has died from complications from the coronavirus, local newspapers reported citing information from the country’s health regulator Anvisa.

Anvisa didn’t inform whether the participant had received an actual dose of the vaccine or a placebo, the newspapers said. The health regulator didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Walter Brandimarte in Brasilia at

To contact the editors responsible for this story:
Juan Pablo Spinetto at

Julia Leite

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