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Novavax Inc said on Tuesday its experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced antibodies against the novel coronavirus and appears to be safe, according to initial data from a small, early-stage clinical trial.
Pharma giants GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur announced Friday they will supply 100 million doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine to the United States.
Britain's AstraZeneca said on Thursday that good data was coming in so far on its vaccine for COVID-19, already in large-scale human trials and widely seen as the front-runner in the race for a shot against the virus.
Gao Fu did not say when or how he took the vaccine candidate, leaving it unclear whether he was injected as part of a government-approved human trial.
The world's biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S. government -- one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race.
The deal is part of U.S. administration's Operation Warp Speed coronavirus vaccine program.
Dr. Adrian Hill, director of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University, said "certainly there'll be a million doses around in September," thanks to a manufacturing "scale-up."
Although it is still unclear which if any of the vaccines will ultimately prove effective against the virus, Britain and other rich countries are already investing in the vaccines.
The claim underscores the enormous stakes as China competes with U.S. and British companies to be the first with a vaccine to help end the pandemic
In the U.S. alone, the virus has already killed more Americans than died fighting in World War I.
There’s no guarantee but the government hopes to have results around the end of the year -- record-setting speed for developing a vaccine.
While no country can afford to buy doses of every potential vaccine candidate, many poor ones can't afford to place such speculative bets at all.
China is forging ahead in the race to develop a vaccine to help control the COVID-19 pandemic, with Sinovac Biotech's experimental vaccine set to become the country's second and the world's third to enter final stage testing later this month.