Two setbacks have been reported in 24 hours in theagainst the . On Tuesday, drugmaker Eli Lilly halted human testing of a COVID-19 treatment citing a potential safety concern. A person familiar with the trial told CBS News the pause will last approximately two weeks.
The treatment, which uses COVID-19 antibodies, is similar to a therapeutic given to President Donald Trump that he touted as a cure. “It was like unbelievable,” Mr. Trump said. “I felt good immediately.”
This comes as Johnson & Johnson said its, the largest to date, is also stopping temporarily while it investigates if an unexplained illness was caused by its vaccine.
CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus said these pauses are routine and reassuring.
“So this is not unusual,” Agus said. “I hope that Americans see news like this and have comfort that we are investigating every single