Israel to Begin Human Trials for Covid-19 Vaccine November 1

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An Israeli lab will begin a clinical trial on 80 people in just days, with hopes that the testing can be expanded to the general population within months.

The vaccine, created by the Israel Institute for Biological Research, has so far been successfully tested on animals. If the first trail goes well, 960 people will be inoculated in December. If all signs prove positive, an additional 30,000 Israelis will be administered the vaccine shot in April or May. The institute, part of the defense ministry, said it hopes to produce 15 million doses for Israel and its allies.

The institute called the vaccine Brilife, a portmanteau of the Hebrew word for health -- briut -- and life.

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