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Second US coronavirus vaccine trial which was given funding by Bill Gates launches in Pittsburgh and Kansas City as drug company promises 1 million doses of its shot by year-end

A second US company is poised to begin a small safety test of a vaccine against the new coronavirus. Inovio Pharmaceuticals said Monday that it has Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permission for the study in 40 healthy volunteers in Philadelphia and Kansas City, Missouri, and plans to give its first dose of the experimental vaccine the same day. The study, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is a first step to see if the vaccine appears safe enough for larger tests needed to prove whether it will protect. Even if the research goes well, it is expected to take over a year before any vaccine could be widely available.  Read more....



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