Coronavirus Update: UK Trials Six Candidates
As Merck & Co Joins Vaccine Quest
The UK Government’s Therapeutics Taskforce has identified a number of drug candidates that could be used to treat COVID-19 and the first candidate is ready to enter clinical trials.
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