Coronavirus vaccine may be widely available by September, Oxford scientists say | JoyFreak

Coronavirus vaccine may be widely available by September, Oxford scientists say

Aries

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In the global race to find a vaccine, Oxford University just jumped way ahead of the pack. Human testing is already underway, and scientists say they're hopeful a coronavirus vaccine will be widely available by September.

Technology the lab had already developed in previous work on inoculations for other viruses, including a close relative of COVID-19, gave it a head start.

"Well personally, I have a high degree of confidence about this vaccine, because it's technology that I've used before," said Sarah Gilbert, a professor of vaccinology at the university.

The vaccine takes the coronavirus' genetic material and injects it into a common cold virus that has been neutralized so it cannot spread in people. The modified virus will mimic COVID-19, triggering the immune system to fight off the imposter and providing protection against the real thing.
 

Paladin

JoyFreak Systems Model-101
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That's good to know. Even if the vaccine isn't available during September, we have at least managed to set new records on making vaccines. Currently, the process is moving at unprecedented speed.
 
Even if it becomes available, I would not rush to get it, mostly because I suggest to see how it affects a wide range of populaces.
 

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