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Pascal Soriot, chief executive officer, AstraZeneca, said: 'AstraZeneca is at the forefront of the response to COVID-19, and we are proud to be working with Oxford University to help make this vaccine available as quickly as possible.
"The UK will be first to get access", he added, noting it would also work to ensure the vaccine could be made available "to developing countries at the lowest possible cost".
"This not going to be an expensive vaccine", Hill told Reuters in an interview. "After a single shot of vaccine", Prof van Doremalen claimed on Twitter. The vaccine is already in human testing, and the team has aggressive plans to move it through development.
A vaccination trial in rhesus macaque monkeys did not stop the coronavirus from infecting the animals, raising concerns about the possible human efficacy, and continuing the production of the vaccination.
The vaccine, which was created by the University of Oxford Jenner Institute, was tested on six macaques. Photograph January 16, 2015.
Human tests of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine are now underway, after tests on computer mice as well as rhesus macaques at the United States National Institute of Health's Rocky Mountain Laboratory, the complete results of which were revealed recently in a non-peer-reviewed preprint.
Sanofi CEO Paul Hudson touched off a controversy in France by saying the US would be first in line for the company's vaccine because of its early investment in the project.
However, informed results of the trials in monkeys are available on preprint server bioRxiv points out that, the vaccine may not be the idea to protect people from being infected and passing carrying on the infection.
Sharma said the government had previously invested £47 million ($56.7 million) in both vaccine projects, and was now investing a further £84 million.
Nearly 4.5 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and more than 301,000 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
The Business Secretary said: "To further support our domestic manufacturing capabilities last month, I announced the Government would accelerate building the UK's first vaccines manufacturing innovation centre, which is based at Harwell in Oxfordshire". Last week more than 140 world leaders and experts called for future coronavirus vaccines to be made available to everyone free of charge, amid concerns that wealthy countries would pay to be at the front of the queue.
In a speech on Sunday, UK business secretary Alok Sharma stated that the country's population would be the first to receive the vaccine and that the government had reserved 30 million doses for this goal.
The Department for Health and Social Care tweeted on April 26 to say: 'News circulating on social media that the first vounteer in a United Kingdom coronavirus vaccine trial has died is completely untrue'. "And one of the reasons that we chose Astrazeneca was because they shared that ambition and they were convincing that they could provide supply and large scale".