UK begins trial of latest vaccine candidate for coronavirus

LONDON (AP) — Scientists at Imperial College London will start immunizing people in Britain this week with their experimental coronavirus shot, becoming the latest entry into the race to find an effective vaccine. The British government said 300 healthy people will be immunized with two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed at Imperial. About a dozen vaccine candidates are in early stages of testing in thousands of people. There are no guarantees any will work but there’s increasing hope that at least some could be ready by the end of the year. Many scientists have warned that the pandemic might only be stopped with an effective vaccine.