A volunteer receives an injection at a hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg as part of a Covid-19 vaccine trial by the University of Oxford in conjunction with AstraZeneca. Photo: AP A volunteer receives an injection at a hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg as part of a Covid-19 vaccine trial by the University of Oxford in conjunction with AstraZeneca. Photo: AP
A volunteer receives an injection at a hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg as part of a Covid-19 vaccine trial by the University of Oxford in conjunction with AstraZeneca. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: vaccine test volunteer who died during Oxford-AstraZeneca trial in Brazil had received a placebo

  • Case is first death reported in worldwide vaccine trials, though media reports say what the deceased had received was not a test vaccine
  • Study organisers say independent review found no safety concerns and testing would continue

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A volunteer receives an injection at a hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg as part of a Covid-19 vaccine trial by the University of Oxford in conjunction with AstraZeneca. Photo: AP A volunteer receives an injection at a hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg as part of a Covid-19 vaccine trial by the University of Oxford in conjunction with AstraZeneca. Photo: AP
A volunteer receives an injection at a hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg as part of a Covid-19 vaccine trial by the University of Oxford in conjunction with AstraZeneca. Photo: AP
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