July 16, 2020, 05.00 PM

And the NIH-developed shot isn’t the only one set for such massive US testing, crucial to spot rare side effects.

The government plans similar large studies of the Oxford candidate and another by Johnson & Johnson; separately, Pfizer Inc. is planning its own huge study.

Already, people can start signing up to volunteer for different studies.

People think “this is a race for one winner. Me, I’m cheering every one of them on,” said Fauci, who directs NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

“We need multiple vaccines. We need vaccines for the world, not only for our own country.”

Around the world, governments are investing in stockpiles of hundreds of millions of doses of the different candidates, in hopes of speedily starting inoculations if any are proven to work. 

(Writer: Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer) 

Source: https://apnews.com/e4d5259bfc6c74fcb090d885737c55a6

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