Monday June 1, 2020

Researchers trial more than 100 possible Covid-19 vaccines

Scientists around the globe are using new technologies in the race to find ‘a jab that could allow us to return to normal’

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

26th April, 2020
The scene at a laboratory in an Italian hospital: more than 100 potential vaccines are being worked on in the desperate search for an antidote to the coronavirus. Picture: Getty

Last Thursday, two volunteers received experimental coronavirus vaccine shots as part of an Oxford University project in the latest development in a search for a jab that could allow the world to return to normal.

It came a day after BioNTech, a German firm, became the first European business to proceed with clinical trials of a Covid-19 vaccine, after receiving regulatory approval for accelerated testing. Another Chinese trial which successfully vaccinated monkeys, a crucial breakthrough,...

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