Vaccine race heats up around the world with 70 projects under way
AstraZeneca, Oxford University, Pfizer, BioNtech, GlaxoSmithKline, Moderna, J&J, Novavax are all fast-tracking a vaccine for the coronavirus
Paris/London/Zurich/Geneva — AstraZeneca has agreed to make an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University researchers as the race heats up for the key to halting the pandemic.
The company is one of dozens around the world that have joined the competition, with the Trump administration preparing an effort to make shots available for Americans by year’s end. Astra’s tie-up with Oxford shows how developers are aiming to manufacture vaccines even before they’ve cleared human tests...