Government researchers in Australia have started animal tests of two potential COVID-19 vaccines.  However, experts caution that even if they prove successful, manufacturers will be unlikely to mass-produce a vaccine until next year. The vaccines have been made by Oxford University in Britain and in the United States by Inovio Pharmaceuticals. The World Health Organization has said they can be tested on animals, which is a fundamental step in the search for a COVID-19 vaccine for humans. Australia's national science agency is assessing whether the treatments work, and whether they...

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