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COVID hunter’s Australian-first vaccine trial | CQ News – CQ News

A COVID-19 vaccine is set to be the first from Australia to make international trials, with or without federal government backing, says developer.

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Nikolai Petrovsky has little time for socialising right now, but he’s grateful he once did. If the Flinders University professor can produce an effective COVID-19 vaccine to help save the planet, it will all come back to a conversation over drinks in Canberra one night in the early 2000s.
In July, Petrovsky’s Covax-19 became the first Australian vaccine to be tested on people. While results haven’t been officially completed, he says this small Phase 1 trial showed the vaccine was safe, well-tol…

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