11 Sep 2020

Covid-19: Vaccine trial pause a positive sign - expert

From Morning Report, 8:28 am on 11 September 2020

An international expert in infectious disease says the halting of a Covid-19 vaccine trial by Oxford University is a positive sign.

AstraZeneca paused the third stage of clinical trials for the vaccine after a participant was hospitalised with neurological complications.

David Murdoch is a professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Otago and a member of the Ministry of Health's Covid-19 Technical Advisory Group.