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AstraZeneca (AZN) chief executive Pascal Soriot said the company should know before the end of the year whether its experimental vaccine would protect people from Covid-19, if allowed to resume trials which were paused this week, Reuters writes. The drug maker suspended the late-stage trials after an illness in a study subject in the U.K. The patient was reportedly suffering from neurological symptoms associated with a rare spinal inflammatory disorder called transverse myelitis.

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