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University of Maryland begins recruitment of COVID vaccine volunteers

August 10th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is one of several research sites that have begun recruiting volunteers living in COVID-19 hot spots to join the nation’s most advanced trial for a vaccine against the disease.

The treatment, one of multiple vaccines to reach a Phase 3 trial globally, was the first vaccine announced under Operation Warp Speed, the federal program to quickly identify, produce and distribute 300 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The trial of 30,000 people, including 500 in Maryland, follows promising smaller studies that demonstrated the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness in smaller groups of people. It aims to show definitively that the vaccine prevents infections and makes cases less severe.

Currently, there are no approved vaccines, though 27 human trials are underway worldwide, including five in Phase 3, according to a report from IHS Markit, a London-based research firm.


3 Responses to “University of Maryland begins recruitment of COVID vaccine volunteers”

  1. August 10, 2020 at 2:31 pm, bubba said:

    like sheep to the slaughter house


    • August 11, 2020 at 9:23 am, Mark said:

      > Tell that to Jonas Salk, my friend…


      • August 11, 2020 at 9:28 am, Mark said:

        > And, if you don’t know that name, then there is no reason to explain!


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