ENCORE: Illinois Prepares To Test COVID-19 Vaccine


Editor's Note: This segment originally aired in June 2020. 

Illinois cannot enter the fifth and final phase of its plan to reopen the state until a vaccine for COVID-19 is developed. There are more than 100 coronavirus vaccines currently in development around the world, and a small number have moved into clinical trials, including here in Illinois. This month The University of Illinois Chicago began testing a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. The 21st speaks to the lead investigator on the clinical trial.


Dr. Richard Novak, head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at The University of Illinois Chicago Health and lead investigator on the clinical trial


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