FIRST COVID-19 VAC­CINE TESTED IN U.S. POISED FOR FI­NAL TEST­ING

Chicago Sun-Times - - NATION / WORLD -

The first COVID-19 vac­cine tested in the U.S. revved up peo­ple’s im­mune sys­tems just the way sci­en­tists had hoped, re­searchers re­ported Tues­day — as the shots are poised to be­gin key fi­nal test­ing.

“No mat­ter how you slice this, this is good news,” Dr. An­thony Fauci, the U.S. gov­ern­ment’s top in­fec­tious dis­ease ex­pert, told The As­so­ci­ated Press.

The ex­per­i­men­tal vac­cine, de­vel­oped by Fauci’s col­leagues at the Na­tional In­sti­tutes of Health and Moderna Inc., will start its most im­por­tant step around July 27: A 30,000-per­son study to prove if the shots are strong enough to pro­tect against the coro­n­avirus.

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