Experts all over the world have been working hard to find various treatments and vaccines for the novel coronavirus.
Regarding the global crisis and the coronavirus effects and efforts towards fighting the novel virus, it’s also important to mention that there are some interesting findings about the antibodies that infected people developed and the effects that the COVID-19 has on the human brain.
Human trial of coronavirus vaccine started
Now, it seems that we can finally address a small success: a human trial of a new vaccine has just started in the UK. BBC revealed that volunteers had begun immunization with a new vaccine.
“About 300 people will have the vaccine over the coming weeks, as part of a trial led by Prof Robin Shattock and his colleagues, at Imperial College London,” BBC notes.
It’s also important to mention the fact that the tests in animals suggested that the vaccine is safe and triggers an effective immune response.
120 vaccine programs are underway
It’s been also revealed that experts at Oxford University have already started human trials.
Also, these are not the only trials going on in the world at the moment – these are among many across the world – there are around 120 vaccine programs underway.
BBC notes that unlike the Oxford vaccine which only uses one dose, volunteers on the Imperial trial will get two shots, and these will be four weeks apart.
Prof Shattock explained that there are no safety concerns with the new vaccine.
“We’ve been able to produce a vaccine from scratch and take it to human trials in just a few months,” he said.
He continued and explained that “If our approach works and the vaccine provides effective protection against disease, it could revolutionize how we respond to disease outbreaks in future.”
On the other hand, great news made its way online a few days ago – it’s been also revealed by an expert that the virus is becoming less and less dangerous, and it could eventually disappear without a vaccine.