South Africa is ‘extremely unlikely’ to have COVID-19 vaccine results before next year

“One of South Africa’s three COVID-19 vaccine trials was recently put on hold after a participant in the United Kingdom developed an unexplained illness. After an independent review, AstraZeneca’s vaccine candidate, which was considered to be a frontrunner in the field, is expected to resume locally this week. But results are still a long shot for this year, says the trial’s lead investigator.”

via Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism