Wits professor of Vaccinology, Shabir Madhi is leading a COVID-19 vaccine trial at Wits University in Johannesburg. Currently, the team have begun screening participants for a second coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine trial as of this Monday. About 2900 people are expected to partake in the second COVID-19 vaccine trial in South Africa.
The aim of the trial is to evaluate a particle in the vaccine that protects against the coronavirus in adults aged between 18-and 64. The nanoparticle S-protein, known as NVX-CoV2373, is produced by biotech company, Novavax, in the United States. Listen as Professor Madhi explains on Newsbreak Lotus how this trial will be carried out.
In other news, Western Cape Muslim cleric, Imam Dawood Sampson, has landed in hot water after his derogatory utterances in a video demeaned women.
Source: Newsbreak Lotus
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