UK funds human trials of potential COVID-19 vaccine

UK funds human trials of potential COVID-19 vaccine

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-06-16 05:52

LONDON: Scientists at Imperial College London will start the first clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine this week with more than 45 million pounds (US$56.50 million) in backing from the UK government and philanthropic donors.

The trials are the first human tests of a new technology which the researchers say could transform vaccine development by enabling rapid responses to emerging diseases such as the COVID-19 infection caused by the new coronavirus.

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