Pfizer gives September hope for Covid-19 vaccine

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American biopharmaceutical company, Pfizer said its COVID-19 vaccine could be ready for emergency use by September.

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The company plans to begin testing of the experimental vaccine in the US next week.

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This is coming a week after Germany approved human trial of a possible COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine, named BNT162, was developed by Biontech, a Mainz-based company. The company said the vaccine would be tested in the US after human trials in Germany.

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The United Kingdom had also announced that there would be clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

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The World Health Organisation, WHO, said there are about 20 different potential COVID-19 vaccines currently in development.

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Some of the companies working on a vaccine said they are accelerating the timeline for testing as experts predict that the pandemic may last till 2021.

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