12 October 2020

• J & J announces a pause in its 60,000- person, phase III clinical trial of its experimental coronavirus vaccine, due to “…an unexplained illness in a study participant.” J & J did not provide any additional details. Source
• British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces the closure of bars and pubs in Liverpool and a new, three-tiered alarm system as cases rise and the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 is higher than it was in March. Source
• Dr. Hans Henri P. Kluge, the W.H.O.’s regional director for Europe, notes “pandemic fatigue,” recommending closer consultation with communities to understand their frustrations and form policies that they will back. Source

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