Canadians to help develop, test potential COVID-19 vaccine from Chinese company

Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/vaccine-cansino-1.5566216?cmp=rss

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

The National Research Council of Canada said Tuesday it will work with a Chinese company to try to develop its potential vaccine for COVID-19 more quickly. The Chinese company, CanSino Biologics, is already conducting human clinical trials for its vaccine. Federal governments the world over have said vaccines are urgently needed to allow mass gatherings to resume. But that’s only if clinical trials in thousands of human volunteers show safety and efficacy before shots go into the arms of vast swaths of the general public. As of April, five vaccine candidates have moved into clinical development in early stage human trials, including CanSino’s, called Ad5-nCoV.