Coronavirus Vaccine – level 3

20-03-2020 07:00

An anonymous government official told the Associated Press that a clinical trial to create a coronavirus vaccine may begin soon.

It will take place at a Kaiser Permanente research facility in Seattle, Washington, USA, and the National Institute of Health is funding the project.

The Associated Press said that 45 young and healthy volunteers will receive different doses of shots of the vaccine. This is to check if the vaccine has serious side effects.

This is an important step to create a coronavirus vaccine. However, health officials say that it can take 18 months to confirm if the vaccine works.

As of early Monday, there are 169,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and over 6,500 deaths, but 77,000 people have recovered.

Difficult words: anonymous (when someone does not want you to know who he is), fund (to pay for), confirm (to prove that something is true).

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