COVID-19 vaccine developed by University of Oxford
In exciting news amid this pandemic, the University of Oxford has developed a vaccine that appears to be safe and triggers an immune response against the Coronavirus. This COVID-19 vaccine was tested on over 1000 people and results showed that antibodies and T-cells were formed in the body to fight coronavirus.
The study lead author Andrew Pollard of the University of Oxford said “We hope this means the immune system will remember the virus, so that our vaccine will protect people for an extended period”.
The findings are promising but there is more research needed to test the complete effectiveness and for how long can it provide protection against coronavirus.
WHO has commented on the vaccines by saying the results are positive but have a long way to go.
For this vaccine to be available to the wider public it may take at the earliest next year and that if everything goes according to the plan.
Oxford’s vaccine is not the only one with similar results, various other groups in the US and other parts have been publishing similar results.