New novel “stealth” COVID-19 vaccine starts clinical trial in OC

The first person in the country to get the new vaccine as a part of NantKwest Inc. and ImmunityBio’s Phase 1 clinical trial for COVID-19 was Chen Cao. … Despite her dislike of shots, Cao volunteered for the NantKwest/ImmunityBio vaccine trial because “I hate COVID,” she said. The pandemic is why Cao said she didn’t get the college graduation ceremony she had imagined this year as a graduate of the University of California, Irvine. Her family had planned to fly to the U.S. from Shanghai to be at her graduation ceremony.