Early studies of potential coronavirus treatment show promise: Pfizer

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US drugmaker Pfizer said on Thursday that early data has helped it identify a drug candidate with the potential to help treat patients infected with the novel coronavirus.   It also finalised a plan to develop a coronavirus vaccine in partnership with German drugmaker BioNTech SE and said the companies hope to produce millions of vaccines by the end of 2020.

The companies said they plan to start trials of the vaccine as early as this month.   Data from preclinical studies of a compound that was originally developed to.

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