COVID-19: More people needed for vaccine trial - Expert

Scientific Coordinator for the Wits University's African Leadership in Vaccinology, Dr Clare Cutland says more participants need to be enrolled. #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - More people are needed for Africa's first COVID-19 vaccine trial.

This is according to Dr. Clare Cutland, scientific coordinator at the Wits African Leadership in Vaccinology Expertise consortium.

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"To ensure adequate numbers of participants who have not had COVID-19 before enrolment in the trial, we have changed our screening strategy."

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Some participants tested positive for the virus, and others were excluded because of underlying illnesses.

The trials began just over two weeks ago.

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There have been as many as 202 participants in the South African COVID-19 vaccine trials.

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