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 @aarrogan
26th April, 2020
Researchers trial more than 100 possible Covid-19 vaccines
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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