Covid-19 vaccine in early 2021 if SA trial succeeds

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Professor Shabir Madhi
Professor Shabir Madhi
Supplied : Wits University

Africa could have a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine in the first quarter of 2021 if human trials underway in South Africa succeed, a university professor heading the trials said.

The ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 experimental vaccine is one of 19 being tested on humans globally in a race to find vaccines to stop a pandemic that has killed more than half a million people so far.

It is also being tested in Brazil by Oxford University scientists who are working with British drugmaker AstraZeneca on development and production.

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