The selected companies will get access to additional government funds, help in running clinical trials, and financial and logistical support, the paper reported.
Last month Moderna's stock price surged in value after it announced promising preliminary test results from its coronavirus vaccine trial.
As AstraZeneca has communicated recently, we are progressing construction and preparation activities at the West Chester site, and other sites globally, to be fully prepared for the formulation, filling, and packaging of the COVID vaccine.
The cash for Takis, which was founded by a group of biologists and researchers at the R&D arm of pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co, will go towards producing doses for the first clinical trials which will start in the autumn, Rovati said. Each of the companies' vaccines are at various stages of development but have been deemed the most promising by the U.S. government.
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci listens as President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 15, 2020, in Washington.
The company, which has already agreed to supply 400 million doses to the United States and British governments, said on Thursday it had agreed terms with the Indian company, the world's largest manufacturer of vaccines by volume, to supply one billion doses for low and middle-income countries.
Deliberately infecting humans with a pathogen of interest is normally "abhorrent", Caplan and Plotkin acknowledged, "but asking volunteers to take risks without pressure or coercion is not exploitation but benefitting from altruism", and extraordinary times, they said, sometimes require unconventional approaches.
Many education leaders say they are concerned about the costs of making modifications that will allow for safe reopening. "If what it takes to provide full protection for any of these is two doses, we want to know that".
Whatever the number of shots, Collins personally promised that he would not rush.
Testing is due to start in Brazil the second week in June and expand to other countries after that, the university said.