Live: Human trial of coronavirus vaccine begins in US

Human trials of a coronavirus vaccine have expanded, with US company Moderna saying it has started giving patients doses of its experimental vaccine.

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By Simon Smale

When will we hear from the states?

When will we hear from Victoria today?


I don’t know yet Victorian.

However, we will bring you all the news when any press conferences or news alerts do some out from around the states, so don’t worry about missing out on anything. 

By Simon Smale

Key Event

June 1 has been a date to look forward to as restrictions lift. So what’s happening where come Monday? 


Some states’ restrictions are easing on June 1, but that’s not until Monday, so don’t get too excited this weekend.


However, some others won’t have any changes at all yet — so where are the rules changing and when?


By Simon Smale

US firm Moderna starts dosing patients in mid-stage coronavirus vaccine study

Moderna Inc said on Friday it had started dosing patients in a mid-stage study with its experimental coronavirus vaccine and eventually plans to enroll 600 patients for the trial.

There are currently about 10 coronavirus vaccines being tested in humans and experts have predicted that a safe and effective vaccine could take 12 to 18 months from the start of development.

Earlier this month, Moderna had released early-stage data that showed the vaccine, mRNA-1273, was safe and produced protective antibodies in a small group of healthy volunteers.

The drug developer also reiterated its plans to begin late-stage trials in July.

Reporting by Reuters

By Simon Smale

Coronavirus live blog, Saturday May 30

Morning all and welcome to the ABC News live blog for Saturday. I’m Simon Smale and I’ll be taking you through all the day’s major events and breaking news relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

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