COVID-19 NEWS: Army Identifies Leading Vaccine Candidate

Army researchers have identified a leading vaccine candidate for combating the novel coronavirus and is moving it to the next level of research, the service announced June 11.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 100,000 Americans and spread across the globe. The Defense Department has suffered more than 11,000 total cases among troops, civilians, contractors and military families, and 36 deaths, according to Thomas McCaffery, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs.

Army scientists at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research,  of the Army Futures Command’s Medical Research and Development Command, are playing a major role in the U.S. pursuit of vaccines and therapeutic treatments for the virus.

“USAMRDC is moving at unprecedented speeds in the effort to prevent, detect and treat COVID-19,” Brig. Gen. Michael Talley, commanding general of USAMRDC and Fort Detrick, said in a press release. “With the recent selection of this vaccine candidate, we believe we are one step closer to that goal.”

The leading candidate is called Spike Ferritin Nanoparticle, or SpFN, and is slated to enter first-in-human testing later this year.–fortnite-generator–for-generating-v-buck-and-skins-no-survey-needed—-generator-fortnite—-for-v-bucks-and-skins-no-survey-or-human-verification—fortnite-v-bucks-and-guns-generator—working-no-verification-needed—fortnite-2020—skins-generator-new-working-for-fortnite-no-human-survey—$fortnite-generator$—skins-and-guns-generator-no-human-verification-or-survey–new-skins-and-v-buck-s-generator-fortnite-try-it-now-no-human-verification


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