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Egypt announces clinical trials of its own COVID-19 vaccine

CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s national investigative body says it will begin clinical trials for a domestically-made coronavirus vaccine. The country’s acting health minister told reporters on Sunday that researchers are starting human clinical trials for the injection, called COVI VAX, which will eventually involve thousands of people. The Egyptian vaccine works by ingesting proteins from the original virus to elicit an immune response. Egypt is struggling to vaccinate more of its population and has so far relied on shipments of the shots from other countries, many of them through the WHO’s COVAX initiative.

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