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US begins first human trial of coronavirus vaccine


<b>US begins first human trial of coronavirus vaccine</b>The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against the new coronavirus has begun in Seattle, US health officials said Monday, raising hopes in the global fight against the disease. The vaccine is called mRNA-1273 and was developed by US National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and collaborators
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Great news even if a trial may last nearly a year. This will definitely calm folks, knowing that help is in the horizon. The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against the new coronavirus has begun in Seattle, American health officials said, raising hopes in the global fight against the disease. The test vaccine was developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health in collaboration with biotechnology company Moderna, which is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The vaccine will use a mechanism in our body called RNAi, using RNA to scavenge and kill the infected cells while leaving healthy cells alone. So far, there is no approved vaccine to fight the coronavirus that has infected more than 180,000 people and claimed over 7,000 lives.

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