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Covid-19 vaccine trial in South Africa

Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Thursday, 09 July 2020


The race is on around the world to find a vaccine that will stop COVID-19 in its tracks. One of the trials involves South Africa, Brazil and the UK. Professor Shabir Madhi is leading the South African leg of the trial. In this article he answers questions about how it will be run, why Africa’s involvement is so important, what’s at stake and what people’s expectations should be.

You can also listen to his answers in this podcast.

Ina Skosana

Health + Medicine Editor (Africa edition)

A general view during the country’s first human clinical trial for a potential COVID-19 vaccine in Soweto, South Africa. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images

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