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Johnson & Johnson says testing of coronavirus vaccine to begin by September

The vaccine could be available for emergency use authorisation in early 2021.

A sign is posted at the Johnson & Johnson campus on 26 August 2019 in Irvine, California. Picture: AFP

BENGALURU - Johnson & Johnson said on Monday human testing of its experimental vaccine for the coronavirus would begin by September and that it could be available for emergency use authorisation in early 2021.

J&J also said it had committed more than $1 billion of investment along with US agency Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority to co-fund vaccine research.

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