[ExI] A potential COVID-19 vaccine

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 19:25:50 UTC 2020

A lab in Briton has used genetic engineering to jump ahead of everybody
else and has developed a COVID-19 vaccine in record time. It seems safe in
humans and has been shown to work with rhesus macaque monkeys. Six of the
animals were given one shot of the vaccine and then exposed to very high
levels of COVID-19. Animals that didn't get the vaccine consistently got
sick, but after 28 days all 6 vaccinated monkeys remained healthy. Last
week a Phase 1 clinical trial involving 1,100 humans started and next month
a combined Phase 2 and Phase 3 trial involving 6,000 people will start, it
will be the first time any COVID-19 vaccine is tested for effectiveness and
not just safety. If it works in humans as well as it does in monkeys (a big
IF) we could manufacture several million doses of the vaccine by September,
much earlier than previously thought.

Keep your fingers crossed, I don't believe that superstition helps but they
say it works even if you don't believe it.

In Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine, an Oxford Group Leaps Ahead

John K Clark
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