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Israeli Government Research Institute Says Tests of Its COVID-19 Vaccine Have Worked on Hamsters
Jewish Journal ^ | 06/22/2020 | Marcy Oster

Posted on 06/22/2020 6:26:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Researchers at an Israeli government center say that tests of a coronavirus vaccine have been successful on hamsters and the vaccine could be ready by the end of winter if human trials are allowed in the coming weeks.

The country’s Ministry of Health must approve the start of the human trials by the Israel Institute for Biological Research, Israel’s Channel 12 News first reported.

The vaccine developed at the institute in central Israel uses a VSV virus, which does not cause the disease in humans, according to the report. The VSV virus uses genetically engineered proteins that make up the crown of the coronavirus, and when the body identifies the fake coronavirus it begins to manufacture COVID-19 antibodies.

None of the hamsters that received the vaccine became sick with the coronavirus, according to the report.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coronavirus; israel; jerusalem; letshavejerusalem; vaccine; waronterror
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1 posted on 06/22/2020 6:26:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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So it’s a suppository then?


2 posted on 06/22/2020 6:29:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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Please, there are ladies present. LOL.


3 posted on 06/22/2020 6:30:28 PM PDT by frank ballenger (End vote fraud,harvesting,non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we are finished.)
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In a possible breakthrough, an Israeli Defense Ministry-run laboratory claimed it had completed successful coronavirus vaccine trials on rodents, paving the way to further testing on other animals and then possibly human trials.

In a paper published Friday on the website of bioRxiv, an online repository for papers that haven’t yet been peer-reviewed, the Israel Institute for Biological Research, which is based in Ness Ziona, said it hopes to have a finished vaccine in a year, or possibly even earlier.

In the abstract of the report, the researchers say their vaccine, which they tested on hamsters, “results in rapid and potent induction of neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2,” the virus that causes COVID-19.

During the trials, two groups of rodents were infected with the coronavirus, but only one group had first been given the vaccine. Whereas the unvaccinated group became sick, the vaccinated rodents remained healthy, researchers claimed.

“Importantly, single-dose vaccination was able to protect hamsters against SARS-CoV-2 challenge, as demonstrated by the abrogation of body weight loss of the immunized hamsters compared to unvaccinated hamsters,” they wrote in the report.

While the lungs of infected hamsters showed extensive tissue damage and a high viral load, the report said that those given the vaccine “showed only minor lung pathology” and had no viral titer.

Testing on rodents is a key preliminary stage in developing medicines and enables further testing to begin on other animals. If those are also successful, the trials will move to humans to check the vaccine’s effectiveness and for any side effects, the report said.


4 posted on 06/22/2020 6:31:09 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it wil)
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That’s wonderful. Too bad I’m not a hamster.


5 posted on 06/22/2020 6:31:43 PM PDT by Viking2002 ("If a really stupid person becomes senile......how can you tell?" - George Carlin)
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MORE DETAILS HERE

(EXCERPT)

In a possible breakthrough, an Israeli Defense Ministry-run laboratory claimed it had completed successful coronavirus vaccine trials on rodents, paving the way to further testing on other animals and then possibly human trials.

In a paper published Friday on the website of bioRxiv, an online repository for papers that haven’t yet been peer-reviewed, the Israel Institute for Biological Research, which is based in Ness Ziona, said it hopes to have a finished vaccine in a year, or possibly even earlier.

In the abstract of the report, the researchers say their vaccine, which they tested on hamsters, “results in rapid and potent induction of neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2,” the virus that causes COVID-19.

During the trials, two groups of rodents were infected with the coronavirus, but only one group had first been given the vaccine. Whereas the unvaccinated group became sick, the vaccinated rodents remained healthy, researchers claimed.

“Importantly, single-dose vaccination was able to protect hamsters against SARS-CoV-2 challenge, as demonstrated by the abrogation of body weight loss of the immunized hamsters compared to unvaccinated hamsters,” they wrote in the report.

While the lungs of infected hamsters showed extensive tissue damage and a high viral load, the report said that those given the vaccine “showed only minor lung pathology” and had no viral titer.

Testing on rodents is a key preliminary stage in developing medicines and enables further testing to begin on other animals. If those are also successful, the trials will move to humans to check the vaccine’s effectiveness and for any side effects, the report said.


6 posted on 06/22/2020 6:32:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it wil)
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So don’t give rats or mice the foods, beverages, preservatives and food colorings we humans like. But we should act like hamsters because they are the ultimate in killing off Covid.


7 posted on 06/22/2020 6:33:26 PM PDT by frank ballenger (End vote fraud,harvesting,non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we are finished.)
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Lol


8 posted on 06/22/2020 6:34:34 PM PDT by Track9 (Islam: Turning everything it touches to Shi’ite since 632 AD)
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RE: That’s wonderful. Too bad I’m not a hamster.

I know, but this is a first HOPEFUL step. You don’t just administer it to humans without testing it on animals.


9 posted on 06/22/2020 6:36:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it wil)
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Can I test it on my ex-wife then? 😀
10 posted on 06/22/2020 6:43:45 PM PDT by Viking2002 ("If a really stupid person becomes senile......how can you tell?" - George Carlin)
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So tell me then, why have they not tested a vaccine for the common cold in the same fashion? A virus will mutate, once a vaccine is developed for the Covid19, will it be valid for the coming mutations of the virus? There is a lot at play here, no one story tells it all.


11 posted on 06/22/2020 6:50:28 PM PDT by Fungi
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[So it’s a suppository then?]


Is Richard Gere available for human testing?


12 posted on 06/22/2020 7:26:46 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hamsters?....or MoHamsters?


13 posted on 06/22/2020 7:31:15 PM PDT by captain_dave
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"What do you mean, are they Syrian hamsters or European hamsters?"


14 posted on 06/22/2020 7:35:04 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Caveat Emperor)
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That just means the LGBT community is safe... Snicker...
15 posted on 06/22/2020 7:36:00 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is Sam Adams now that we desperately need him)
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Great news for Hamsters.


16 posted on 06/22/2020 7:36:22 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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“Sorry, guys. Back on the wheels...”


17 posted on 06/22/2020 7:40:23 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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18 posted on 06/22/2020 7:53:21 PM PDT by Left2Right (Keep America Great!)
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Whew... I was really worried about the hamsters.

Thank goodness they’re safe now.


19 posted on 06/22/2020 8:09:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Some of the folks around these parts have been sniffing super flu.)
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"Lemmiwinks has made it out, his tale is nearly through!" - The Ballad of Lemmiwinks


20 posted on 06/22/2020 8:11:04 PM PDT by tinyowl (A is A)
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