Skip to comments.Big Pharma bets on University of Oxford vaccine after successful monkey tests; Human Trials have began on April 23
Posted on 05/01/2020 5:27:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
It worked on monkeys, so researchers at the University of Oxford have high hopes that their coronavirus vaccine will also work on humans.
But they dont expect preliminary results until the middle of June, John Bell, a regius professor of medicine at Oxford, told BBC Radio on Thursday.
Human trials the first in Europe for a vaccine began April 23, following successful tests on rhesus macaque monkeys in late March.
The results were so promising that British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca agreed to partner with the Oxford team to help ramp up production of the hAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine once the human trials are completed, according to the BBC.
AstraZeneca isnt the only Big Pharma company betting on the vaccine. Last week, the Serum Institute of India, the worlds largest vaccine maker, announced it would begin mass-producing hAdOx1 nCoV-19 without it being approved or even knowing if it works.
The University of Oxford researchers had projected that human trials would conclude in September, but the Serum Institute decided that was too long to wait. So its using its own funds to produce 40 million units of the vaccine.
Manufacturing a vaccine before its proven effective and before it receives regulatory approval flips the normal development process on its head. Its a huge risk, but one that some companies are willing to take in order to get a jump on deploying a vaccine on the massive scale needed to defeat the pandemic.
(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...
What happens when it mutates like influenza and colds do? Kill our nation for good?
DOCTOR: "OK, you 25 people line up over here. You are Group A.
And you 25 people line up over there. You are Group B.
The nurse will now give each of you an injection. One group will get the vaccine, the other group a saline solution.
The nurse will then infect each of you with COVID-19.
We'll publish the results in three weeks.
Good luck and God Speed.
oh vey . . .
I can’t wait to get a vaccine made in India. Not.
Three "pandemic wave scenarios" were published yesterday and reported here earlier today. These guys think it will be with us a LONG time at different intensities and different geographies. Fortunately these viruses tend to mutate toward less and less lethality (if I understand the literature correctly).
They compared Scenario 2 to the 1918 Influenza pandemic. From what I've read, the big fall surge in 1918 was largely driven by troops returning from Europe, so (hopefully) that won't apply in 2020.
Is the Serum Institute in a bit of a hurry?
Well we already have a number of stains out there. A vaccine can only work against one strain that is why flu shots only lower the incidence of flu.
Is that a bowl full of immunity there? Yum!
quercetin + chelated zinc + vitamin D + vitamin C is all the vaccine I need.
They can take their monkey trials down the road.
This thing is not that complicated.
You never know how fast technology can advance when the entire world economy is on the line. We may see speed records broken in trials and multiple strain-specific vaccines (if the FDA slows it down then I hope the Israelis or Brits develop vaccines before the Commies do).
Exactly. However, I think the “experts” use an educated guess and include 2 strains for flu vaccines every season. Some work...some don’t.
After the lethal polio vaccine that was pushed off on India a while back, I will require seeing a minimum of a year of testing.
Given big pharma’s track record in recent decades that is an entirely reasonable prerequisite.
“A vaccine can only work against one strain that is why flu shots only lower the incidence of flu.”
That’s not true. It’s a bit more complicated than that. The vaccine will only fail to work if the part of the virus the vaccine is designed to mimic is the part of the virus that changes. Could happen, but it’s not probable in the short term.
What’s with the ungrammatical addendum to this article’s title?
RE: Whats with the ungrammatical addendum to this articles title?
To let those who are unaware know that this is not just a monkey trial. And please correct the ungrammatical grammar.
RE; How do they conduct such trials on humans?
They already have. The trials started on April 23.
RE: quercetin + chelated zinc + vitamin D + vitamin C is all the vaccine I need.
Any studies or clinical cases for this in the same manner as say, Hydroxychloroquine + Azithromycin + Zinc?
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