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Human trial begins in Australia for COVID-19 vaccine

Monday, 13 July 2020
University of Queensland scientists have begun human trials of a world-leading COVID-19 vaccine that offers hope of a breakthrough in combating the deadly virus.

The human testing of the “molecular clamp” vaccine candidate started on Monday, following encouraging results from animal testing trials in the Netherlands.

“This testing showed that the vaccine was effective in the lab in neutralizing the virus and safe to give to humans.”