The federal government and Johnson & Johnson are investing more than $1 billion in a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 developed by Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) and his team.

Inside a major coronavirus vaccine effort that hopes to start early production to meet demand

NBC Nightly News – April 4, 2020

A $1 billion joint project by the federal government and Johnson & Johnson is one of the more promising efforts to create a coronavirus vaccine. To meet anticipated demand, Johnson & Johnson says it will start to produce the potential vaccine even before approval.