The news is out: [Australia has become the first country to scrap a coronavirus vaccine project after a shot developed as part of the $750 million plan led trial participants to falsely test positive for HIV.
The University of Queensland and the Australian biotech firm CSL had been conducting clinical trials on a prototype vaccine with the backing of the Australian government and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations.
But at a press conference Friday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the projected was terminated.
“We can’t have any issues with confidence,” he said. “We are as a nation now, with a good portfolio of vaccines, able to make these decisions to best protect the Australian people.”]
Beware of what is rushed.