WHO reveals when novel coronavirus vaccine can be tested on humans

WHO reveals when novel coronavirus vaccine can be tested on humans

Four novel coronavirus vaccines are currently being developed, two of them might be tested on humans in three or four months, WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said.

Human trials for one or two of the most promising vaccine candidates could begin in three or four months, the WHO official said.

She added that WHO experts, who gathered for a two-day forum in Geneva earlier this week, have discussed possible timeframes for determining what vaccine should be a priority, TASS reported.

The new vaccine expected to be ready in 12-18 months, Swaminathan believes.

On February 11 and 12, Geneva hosted a two-day global forum aimed at establishing measures to fight the novel coronavirus. The forum brings together around 400 experts from across the world. 

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