Coronavirus: AstraZeneca teams up with Oxford University on vaccine - BBC News

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Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has agreed to manufacture and distribute a Covid-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford if the treatment proves effective.

The company's chief executive, Pascal Soriot, said that "the need for a vaccine to defeat the virus is urgent".

The first human trial in Europe of a vaccine began in Oxford last week.

Data from this phase of testing could be available from the University's Jenner Institute as early as mid-June.

However, scientists have said that the successful development of a vaccine will take at least one year

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