EXCLUSIVE Blackwater founder Prince takes role in COVID vaccine venture - 2021-06-04

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F349.png EXCLUSIVE Blackwater founder Prince takes role in COVID vaccine venture June 4, 2021, Aram Roston, Reuters

Erik Prince, the founder of controversial private military firm Blackwater and a supporter of former President Donald Trump, jumped into the COVID-19 business late last year with a deal to distribute an experimental vaccine should it be approved, according to three people familiar with the arrangement and business records seen by Reuters.

The COVID-19 vaccine, known as UB-612, is being developed by a privately-held U.S. firm called COVAXX.

The company has said the vaccine shows promise in protecting people against coronavirus, based on a small study of 60 patients in Taiwan. It hasn't provided data on safety and efficacy from large clinical trials, information that is usually required before a vaccine is authorized for public use.

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