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Pfizer running COVID-19 human vaccine trials

The vaccine carries a genetic code known as messenger RNA. It attempts to reprogram the virus rather than manipulate the live virus.

News 12 Staff

May 6, 2020, 10:17 AM

Updated 1,532 days ago

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Pfizer and New York University are working on a vaccine for COVID-19.
The vaccine carries a genetic code known as messenger RNA. It attempts to reprogram the virus rather than manipulate the live virus.
Researchers hope the body's immune system will then kick in, creating the antibodies needed to fight off COVID-19.
The group started testing the vaccine on people this week.
This is phase one of the trial, but if proven safe, Pfizer said it could make 20 million doses by the end of the year.


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