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Pfizer begins testing of COVID-19 vaccine in US

Pfizer Inc. announced on Tuesday the company has started testing an experimental COVID-19 vaccine on the infected patients in the United States.

"With our unique and robust clinical study program underway, starting in Europe and now the US, we look forward to advancing quickly and collaboratively with our partners at BioNTech and regulatory authorities to bring a safe and effective vaccine to the patients who need it most," Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on the occasion.

Bourla previously estimated that the coronavirus vaccine could be available by fall if the testing process goes well. Meanwhile, Pfizer teamed up with German drugmaker BioNTech and began coronavirus vaccine trials in Germany at the end of last month.

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