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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) paused the study of its Covid-19 vaccine due to an unexplained illness in a participant, STAT reports. A document sent to outside researchers running the 60,000-patient clinical trial states that a “pausing rule” has been met, that the online system used to enroll patients in the study has been closed, and that the data and safety monitoring board — an independent committee that watches over the safety of patients in the clinical trial — would be convened.

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