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
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I wanted to volunteer for the first phase of the vaccine trial, but was ineligible. It's the first time I've been too old for a clinical study - the cut-off was 55 years and I'll be 59 in September. Though the trial has now been extended to include older adults and children aged five to 12, I may still be ruled out. Anyone who already has antibodies to coronavirus is excluded, and as I explained last week, I'm pretty sure I have these. I have signed up online just in case they will have me. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why do healthy people volunteer to be vaccine guinea pigs?
Without naming any company, he said the preclinical studies of a vaccine using the flu as backbone is likely to conclude by October. Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech is working on the vaccine in collaboration with flu vaccine FluGen founders and the University of Wisonsin-Madison. By February 2021, another protein-based vaccine should also be ready, he said. … [Read more...] about India working on 30 vaccine candidates for Covid: Govt
WHO heavily praised China for its transparency about the virus and even after countries pushed for an investigation, officials stood by their response. Trump, a recent vocal critic of the organization, offered a starkly different narrative: that WHO bowed to Chinese pressure, failed to make the proper recommendations for limiting the spread of COVID-19 and therefore allowed the virus to become the pandemic it is today. … [Read more...] about What Does WHO Do? Trump Terminates Relationship With World Health Organization Over Coronavirus Response
1:25 p.m. Giants’ hopes of training in San Francisco boosted by new city order: Chances that the Giants will hold a second spring training at Oracle Park rather than Arizona grew significantly Thursday with the city’s decision to allow sports practices to resume Monday and games without fans beginning June 15. The Giants still have not decided which way they will go, but they have been leaning toward doing their training in San Francisco over Phoenix for a variety of reasons, including health and safety. Team officials have told The Chronicle that hurdles remain before they can pick San Francisco, but one person involved in the discussions said Thursday’s decision by the city “is a big one.” Read the full story. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Masks could be required until vaccine arrives, San Francisco official says