J&J seeking 20,000 Covid vaccine trial volunteers in hard-hit Latin America

By Aislinn Laing SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson will seek 20,000 volunteers for late-stage human trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine in hard-hit Latin America, one-third of the planned global total, one of its public health chiefs in the region said.

Josue Bacaltchuk, vice president of medical affairs for Latin America for Janssen, J&J's Belgian unit developing the vaccine prototype, said countries hosting the trials would also likely get preferential access to vaccines once ready. "We expect the majority.....

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