US Firms in Final Stages of Coronavirus Vaccine Trials

By Kyodo News 28 July 2020

WASHINGTON—US biotechnology companies Moderna Inc. and Pfizer Inc. said Monday they have started final-stage clinical trials of potential coronavirus vaccines each involving 30,000 participants.

The announcements come as the administration of US President Donald Trump is pouring massive investment into efforts to deliver millions of doses of a vaccine for the highly contagious virus by January next year, under what it calls “Operation Warp Speed.”

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