Coronavirus Vaccine could be ready by September: UK Health Experts
British scientists are hopeful they will develop a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year
London, 17th May: British scientists are storming ahead to find a vaccine for the coronavirus, which is wreaking havoc across the world after erupting from Wuhan, China in Dec 2019.
According to the report, the researchers at the top-security Porton Down laboratory, where vaccines from two of UK’s top universities are being tested, are looking at vaccines produced by Oxford University and Imperial College London.
It is predicted that a million doses of Oxford’s vaccine could be ready as early as September.
AstraZeneca, the Cambridge-based pharmaceutical group, is teaming up with Oxford University to manufacture and distribute the vaccine if clinical trials are positive.
It is said that they have got the funding and now the Brit scientists are moving ahead with a belief that they will have a vaccine by the end of the year. However, vaccines normally take five to ten years.
The Americans and Chinese are amongst the leaders but British vaccine leaders are at the forefront. They are now confident that at least one vaccine will be available by the end of this year.
However, Sir Patrick Vallance, the chief scientific adviser, has previously cautioned that even if a vaccine shows signs of protecting against the virus, ensuring that it is safe could take much longer.
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