The scientists at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute who are on the front run regarding developing a vaccine for the novel coronavirus has reportedly passed the most crucial hurdle…! The vaccine trials have been shoring positive progress. Yes..you heard it, right guys..if everything goes well, Oxford in weeks’ span would come up with a potential vaccine to combat the dreadful outbreak.
Into details, scientists at Oxford University reportedly observed that he developed vaccine formula appeared to be protective in the study of six monkeys. promising findings that led to the start of human trials late last month, US and British researchers say. According to the recent final results posted by the university, the pre-print results showed that the “ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 would soon be tested on humans as well.
Some of the monkeys given a single shot of the vaccine developed antibodies against the virus within 14 days, and all developed protective antibodies within 28 days, before being exposed to high doses of the virus. “It is one of the hurdles to be passed by the Oxford vaccine and it has cleared it well,” said Stephen Evans, a professor of pharmacoepidemiology.
However, a few of the scientists, opined that although success in monkeys is seen as a key step, many vaccines that protect monkeys in the lab ultimately fail to protect humans. On the other hand, a negative result in the study could have produced hurdles in the further human trials of the vaccine but scientists are now hopeful about phase 3 of human clinical trials. Globally, there are more than 100 experimental vaccines under development including Moderna Inc, Pfizer Inc & BioNTech SE and China’s CanSino Biologics Inc.