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COVID-19 Vaccine

Uganda’s scientists, researchers join race  | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is among countries where researchers are working to develop a safe and effective vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the director of Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), says they are looking at two strategies …

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First COVID-19 vaccine expected in June 2021

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The closest date that a COVID-19 vaccine can be ready is June 2021 according to scientists and researchers.   Over 100 vaccines are being developed globally in laboratories in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe and even China. 76 of these are being followed by …

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Africa will not be used as COVID-19 testing ground- WHO chief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that Africa will not be used as a testing ground for COVID-19 vaccines. His comments come after two French scientists suggested that vaccine trials should take place in Africa because there is a …

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BAT joins race to develop COVID-19 vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | British American Tobacco (BAT) US bio-tech subsidiary, Kentucky BioProcessing (KBP), is developing a potential vaccine for COVID-19 and is now in pre-clinical testing. If testing goes well, BAT is hopeful that with the right partners and support from government agencies, between 1 and 3 …

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