Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus coordinator, and Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listen while wearing protective face masks as they stand behind U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper as President Donald Trump holds an event about administration efforts to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2020 … [Read more...] about US Biotech Firm Slammed for ‘Dodgy Stock Offer Timed to Clinical Trial Results on COVID-19 Vaccine’
Actively personalized vaccination trial for newly diagnosed glioblastoma
Five monkeys will receive the vaccine in low doses, and five will receive the vaccine in higher doses. The vaccine will be administered every two weeks on a total of three occasions, with continuous evaluation. It is expected to take 3-6 months for the results to be concluded. … [Read more...] about Thai researchers start COVID-19 vaccine monkey trials
“Unfortunately, we really do not know which vaccine will work and whether there will be one at all. If we're lucky, we'll receive indications in autumn as to (a potential vaccine's) effectiveness,” GAVI head Seth Berkley told NZZ am Sonntag in an interview published on Sunday. … [Read more...] about First signs if a COVID-19 vaccine works possible in autumn: GAVI
If the vaccines can successfully mimic the spikes inside a person's bloodstream, and stimulate the immune system to create special antibodies to attack it, this could train the body to destroy the real coronavirus if they get infected with it in future. … [Read more...] about ‘Several’ coronavirus vaccines could be ready for millions of humans to get by the end of the year, AstraZeneca boss claims
Fergus on Covid As the BBC's medical correspondent, since 2004 I have reported on global disease threats such as bird flu, swine flu, Sars and Mers - both coronaviruses - and Ebola. You could say I've been waiting much of my career for a global pandemic. And yet when Covid-19 came along, the world was not as ready as it could have been. Now it's here I wish, like everyone else, it would go away. Sadly, we may have to live with coronavirus indefinitely. In this column I will be reflecting on that new reality. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why do healthy people volunteer to be vaccine guinea pigs?