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Human trials of coronavirus vaccine begin in UK tomorrow


London, Apr 22: Human trials of the potential coronavirus vaccine would commence in the UK from Thursday onwards. However, UK's health minister, Matt Hancock said that there was nothing about this process that was certain.

Human trials of coronavirus vaccine begin in UK tomorrow

He said that the vaccine from the Oxford trial will be tested in people starting on Thursday. The vaccine being developed by scientists at the University of Oxford believe that there is an 80 per cent chance of success.

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Hancock also promised 20 million pounds of public money for each of the vaccine development projects. Another institute which is trying to develop a vaccine is the Imperial College, London.

"The best way to defeat coronavirus is through a vaccine, after all this is a new disease, this is uncertain science, but I am certain we will throw everything we've got at developing a vaccine," Hancock said.

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