US biotech company Novavax begins testing Covid-19 vaccines on Australian volunteers after securing $ 388 million from Bill Gates-backed fund – RT World News


Novavax is testing a new coronavirus vaccine for the first time in humans, launching a phase 1 clinical trial with a massive grant from an agency founded by Bill Gates, triggering a storm of online concerns.

The Maryland-based pharmaceutical company has started its trial, which will dose some 130 Australian participants with the new inoculation, hoping to see results as early as July and move on to the second phase.

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“The administration of our vaccine to the first participants in this clinical trial is an important achievement, taking us one step closer to meeting the basic need for a vaccine in the fight against the global Covid-19 pandemic”, Stanley Erck, president and CEO of Novavax, said in a statement Monday evening.

We look forward to sharing the clinical results in July and, if promising, to quickly launch Phase 2 of the trial.

The new initiative started with a massive investment of $ 388 million from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovation (CEPI) – its largest donation to date – a public health foundation established by billionaire Bill Gates.

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By distributing his vast fortune to a number of similar health initiatives over the years – primarily through his own Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – the Microsoft tycoon has aroused intense suspicion and doubt among minds conspirators, who postulate that Gates is engaged in a “Depopulation” program to rid the planet of its useless eaters. The news of Gates’ connection to the Novavax trial has raised alarms for some Internet users, many warning that the project is ” Do not trust “ and urging Gates himself to volunteer to be the first guinea pig to receive the precipitated vaccine.

Novavax is not the first US biotechnology company to launch clinical trials for a coronavirus inoculation, however, Moderna of Massachusetts launched human tests in March and reports positive results – to which Internet detectives have not not yet discovered “overwhelming links”. At least five other vaccines are in progress elsewhere, including three in China and two others in the United Kingdom and Russia.

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