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Dr. Soon-Shiong to Newsmax TV: We're in Talks With FDA About Coronavirus Vaccine

(Newsmax TV/"National Report")

By    |   Wednesday, 08 April 2020 12:26 PM

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, the head of health and technology network NantWorks, told Newsmax TV on Wednesday that one of his companies is working fast to begin human trials on a possible vaccine for the coronavirus.

Soon-Shiong said that “in order for the country to come back, in order for the economy to come back, in order for people to live a normal life, we need to develop a vaccine.”

He said that his biotech company that has been working on a cancer vaccine has shifted its focus to try and create a vaccine for COVID-19, and that they’ve been in conversation with the Food and Drug Administration “to move very fast to bring this vaccine to the first human trial.”

Soon-Shiong’s company has also been working on a 3-D model of the virus to help researchers.

“When you find out which areas interact best, then you know which sequence it would be best to actually create an antibody against, and that’s part of the vaccine. So, happily, we were able to take this entire sequence… and put that into the vaccine that we’re developing.”

Soon-Shiong, a billionaire and the owner of the Los Angeles Times, is also the chief executive officer for the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation, which recently purchased the former St. Vincent Medical Center in the Westlake District of Los Angeles and announced that it will reopen as a “surge” facility with up to 266 beds for patients with the coronavirus, in cooperation with Kaiser Permanente and Dignity Health.

“I think within the week, this hospital will be open,” the doctor told “National Report,” adding, that California Gov. Gavin Newsom “has really planned ahead, and unfortunately we think the surge is going to be in the next couple of weeks, if that’s going to happen in Los Angeles.”

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Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, the head of health and technology network NantWorks, told Newsmax TV on Wednesday that one of his companies is working fast to begin human trials on a possible vaccine for the coronavirus. Soon-Shiong said that "in order for...
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