An overview on all the hardwork and progress from researcher teams all around the world for a COVID-19 vaccine. This is not a race among the countries. It is a race for the world to contain COVID-19.
USA: Article in cnbc.com The first human trial testing a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 began Monday, U.S. health officials confirmed. Finding “a safe and effective vaccine” to prevent infection from the new coronavirus “is an urgent public health priority,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in a statement Monday. “This Phase 1 study, launched in record speed, is an important first step toward achieving that goal.” Full article: Article in cnbc.com
Europe: Article in metro.co.uk European Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen is optimistic that a coronavirus vaccine will hit markets ‘before autumn’. Work on a vaccine has accelerated in recent weeks following the spread of the virus to western Europe but early estimates from health authorities indicated that it would take around 18 months for an immunisation to be made available. Please read more : Article in metro.co.uk
UK: Article in theguardian.com A massive effort is under way to develop a UK vaccine for coronavirus within months and make it available to save lives before the end of the year, the Guardian has learned. Researchers at Oxford University, led by Prof Sarah Gilbert, are planning a safety trial on humans of what is expected to be the UK’s first coronavirus vaccine next month. Provided that it goes smoothly, they will move directly into a larger trial to assess how effective the vaccine is at protecting against the infection. Please read the full . Article in theguardian.com
China: Article in nypost.com China has greenlit the start of clinical trials on a coronavirus vaccine — developed by researchers led by a biowarfare expert from ground zero of the pandemic. The National Medical Products Administration on Tuesday approved the tests for the country’s first COVID-19 vaccine, which was created by the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Wuhan. “We are a community of shared future for mankind, and vaccine is one of the most powerful scientific and technological weapons to end the novel coronavirus epidemic,” said Chen Wei, a top military biowarfare expert leading the team. Please read full Article in nypost.com
I am cheering all teams. By the way, vaccines on trial meant we are already at a stage where the researchers are confident enough of the progress and is now testing what has been proven in laboratories yeah. All the best to all these teams all around the world.
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