China: Vaccine development takes step forward


China says its scientists have moved a step closer toward developing a vaccine against the coronavirus.

Wu Yuanbin, a senior official at China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, said at a news conference on Tuesday that a vaccine developed by a Chinese research team cleared the safety screening phase of its clinical trial in March.

Wu said it is the world’s first coronavirus vaccine to move to the second phase of a three-phased clinical trial. In the second phase, the vaccine will be examined mainly for its effectiveness. US SPREAD GOOD NEWS!

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