Brazilian COVID vaccine volunteer death – original report from Brazilian news
A Brazilian volunteer who participated in the clinical tests of the vaccine developed by Oxford University and the laboratory AstraZeneca died due to complications from Covid-19, last Thursday.
The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) was formally informed of the fact on Monday.
The volunteer was the doctor João Pedro Rodrigues Feitosa, 28 years old.
According to Anvisa, the vaccine developers have already shared with the agency the data from the investigation carried out by the International Safety Assessment Committee on the case. Anvisa informed GLOBO that the case is under evaluation.
The report found from sources linked to the international study and who do not identify themselves due to legal obligations that the volunteer did not receive the vaccine dose, but the substance used as a placebo. However, due to legal secrecy, neither the laboratory nor the centers responsible for the tests nor Anvisa officially inform if the volunteer received the placebo or not.