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Coronavirus: US volunteers test first vaccine | BBC News
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Coronavirus: US volunteers test first vaccine | BBC News

Four patients in Seattle have been injected with a harmless copied genetic code from a virus in order to test out a possible vaccine. While it will still be months before we know if the vaccine is effective, scientists around the world have been fast-tracking research on COVID-19. One of the steps skipped in this trial was to see if the vaccine creates an immune response in animals, and instead went straight for the human trials. ā€œThis vaccine uses pre-existing technology. It’s been made to a very high standard, using things that we know are safe to use in people and those taking part in the trial will be very closely monitored,ā€ commented Dr John Tregoning. The current timeline for public release, if all goes well, is around 18 months.

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-51906604

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