Coronavirus Update: Pfizer And BioNTech Kick Off COVID-19 Trial
Dose-Escalation Stage To Enrol Up To 360 Subjects
The US behemoth and its German partner have said that if their mRNA vaccine proves to be safe and effective, it could be ready for US distribution by the end of the year.
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BIO 2020 Notebook: FDA's Hahn On COVID-19 Lessons To Be Learned; NIH's Fauci On Health Care Disparities; Pfizer's Young On Forgoing Gov't Vaccine Funds
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