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Volunteers put COVID vaccine to the test – Education – Australian Associated Press

A volunteer army of 30,000 is lining up to be the first to receive vaccines as part of the world’s biggest COVID-19 study.



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The world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study is under way with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the US government — one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race.
There’s still no guarantee that the experimental vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., will really protect.
The needed proof: Volunteers won’t know if they’re getting the real shot or a dummy version. After two doses, scientists will …

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