New COVID-19 Vaccine Defends Monkeys Against Infection

River D'Almeida, Ph.D
2 min readMay 7, 2020

Researchers from Beijing-based Sinovac Biotech have reported preliminary results of a study into the development of a vaccine against COVID-19. This is some of the first evidence of a vaccine showing efficacy in a primate experimental model (rhesus macaques) and provides hope for a global community anxiously awaiting countermeasures against the escalating pandemic.

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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