Vaccine trial paused after mystery illness

A participant in J&J's coronavirus vax trial has fallen ill causing testing to be suspended

Johnson & Johnson has temporarily paused its COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in the US due to an unexplained illness in a participant.

The participant's illness is being reviewed and evaluated by an independent data and safety monitoring board as well as the company's clinical and safety physicians, Johnson & Johnson said in a statement.

Stat News reported the pause earlier in the day citing a document sent to outside researchers running the 60,000-patient clinical trial.