J&J starts human study of COVID-19 vaccine after promising monkey data

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J&J starts human safety trial for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate

- Johnson & Johnson on Thursday kicked off U.S. human safety trials for its COVID-19 vaccine after releasing details of a study in monkeys that showed its best-performing vaccine candidate offered strong protection in a single dose.

The drugmaker said it had started early-stage human trials in the United States and Belgium and would test its vaccine candidate in more than 1,000 healthy adults aged 18 to 55 years, as well as adults aged 65 years and older. "The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is exciting because it's a single dose," White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Deborah Birx said in an interview with Fox News.

In the monkey study, scientists from J&J and Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center studied seven different potential vaccines in 32 animals and compared the results to 20 control animals who got placebo shots.

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