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Coronavirus

AstraZeneca virus vaccine shows promise in trial

UK company expects to begin Japan tests in August

Some of the many vaccines being rushed through development are starting to show promise.   © Reuters

LONDON/TOKYO -- A coronavirus vaccine being developed by British pharmaceutical AstraZeneca and Oxford University showed a robust immune response in the early phases of its trial.

The company is expected to begin trials in Japan in August as the world waits for a vaccine to stop the pandemic.

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