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When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready ?

Ewoody

Well-known Member
Just seen this american news feed ..

Even at their most effective – and draconian – containment strategies have only slowed the spread of the respiratory disease Covid-19. With the World Health Organization finally declaring a pandemic, all eyes have turned to the prospect of a vaccine, because only a vaccine can prevent people from getting sick.

About 35 companies and academic institutions around the world are racing at full speed to create such a vaccine, four companies of which already have vaccines they have been testing in animals. The first of these – produced by Boston-based biotech firm Moderna – will enter human trials in April 2020.

This unprecedented speed is thanks in large part to early Chinese efforts to sequence the genetic material of Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. China shared that sequence in early January, allowing research groups around the world to grow the live virus and study how it invades human cells and makes people sick.

Lets hope & pray a vaccine is found soon !
 

Hillskill

Moderator/Games Reviewer
Seen reports of both the Israelis and the Germans having potential vaccines. Skipping to human trials though...ooof! crazy time
 
I read there are also 4 other existing drugs that have shown promise when tested on passengers from the cruise ship.

Remdesivir, an Ebola Drug

Chloroquine, an anti malaria drug

APN01, can help protect the lungs


Favilavir, an anti-inflammatory
 

Sloppy Bob

Distinguished Member
Talking to a friend in the US that some potential US vaccine is about to undergo trials and has been given a government grant to begin production so that if it does work it's ready to be deployed ASAP.
 
Talking to a friend in the US that some potential US vaccine is about to undergo trials and has been given a government grant to begin production so that if it does work it's ready to be deployed ASAP.
Key point is that this is the US, so the unsaid part of this news is that the rich will get it first and perhaps exclusively depending on supply.
 

Ewoody

Well-known Member
Starting human trails in US later today.

The first human trial of a vaccine to protect against pandemic coronavirus is starting in the US later on Monday.

A group of 45 healthy volunteers will have the jab, at the Kaiser Permanente research facility, in Seattle.

The vaccine cannot cause Covid-19 but contains a harmless genetic code copied from the virus that causes the disease.

Experts say it will still take many months to know if this vaccine, or others also in research, will work.

And this first human trial, funded by the National Institutes of Health, sidesteps a check that would normally be conducted - making sure the vaccine can trigger an immune response in animals.
 

Stuart Wright

AVForums Founder
Staff member
According to the US medical expert on the stand with Trump today, at least March 2021.
 

nheather

Distinguished Member
They were talking 18 months away on the BBC yesterday - seems hard to beleive.

I have a flu jab every year. The way I understand it works is that they look at the virus outbreaks in the Far East and Australasia during the late summer and early autumn and they creat a vaccine cocktail to cover the main ones - I believe that the one this year covered four different strains.

So how can they put a vaccine together in a couple of months - I assume that it is because they are usually slight variants of infections seen before and that COVID is a whole new thing. Otherwise what makes it so different.

Cheers,

Nigel
 

JimmyMac

Distinguished Member
The basis is already there for the flu vaccine, there is more in the “mix” than just the strains.

they have to be careful and go through the correct trials, these are phase 1,2,3 and 4. To release the vaccine it needs to pass phase 3 which is the larger rest group. It’s here where they look for adverse side effects. No point releasing a vaccine that stops this but has side effects that are far worse

think thalidomide and the horrendous outcome of that
 

Hillskill

Moderator/Games Reviewer
There is still no Vaccine for Zika. 5 Years after the initial outbreak
 
Apart from the US, no other country even starting vaccinating for H1N1, and most countries cancelled their vaccine orders as the virus had burnt out before the vaccine was widely available. That's also possible here too.
 

SteveAWOL

Distinguished Member


 

PC57

Active Member
Now to shorten the route to use on human victims. Perhaps work with China - might be quicker that way.
A vaccine needs more testing than does a cure, as it will be used on healthy people; a cure can be used on those that are almost certain to die - some side effects aren't as bad as others!
 

riverbill

Standard Member
President Trump has already announced that we are near about to discover the Vaccine for the Corona Virus and at the same time FDA (Food & Drugs Administration) has answered like we need more study and research to develop a vaccine.
So, there is a conflict between them but as far as I am concern, FDA guys are right as they are the people playing in the Labs.
 

wass1985

Suspended
Forget about the vaccine for a minute, it is more important that they find some effective antiviral medication first, something that will really aid recovery.
 

wass1985

Suspended
Now to shorten the route to use on human victims. Perhaps work with China - might be quicker that way.
A vaccine needs more testing than does a cure, as it will be used on healthy people; a cure can be used on those that are almost certain to die - some side effects aren't as bad as others!
They will never find a cure, I mean where is the cure for the flu and the common cold?
 

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