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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LOCKDOWN UPDATE: What's changing, where? EXERCISE: What are the guidelines on getting out? THE R NUMBER: What it means and why it matters AIR TRAVELLERS: The new quarantine rules LOOK-UP TOOL: How many cases in your area? There has been much speculation about when we will get results from the Oxford vaccine trial. I've heard September, even June. The hard truth is, it's not certain when we will know. It depends on whether we get a second wave of infections. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why do healthy people volunteer to be vaccine guinea pigs?
“The first step in the vaccine manufacturing is to have laboratories that can work with the viral material and we have these. Then, there is a need for partnerships with companies to use the vaccines in animal trials and this is also happening for some. The third stage is the most difficult where we have to do the phase I and phase II trials, and we still do not have collaborators for this, but it will happen,” VijayRaghavan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s top scientific adviser, said at a media briefing. … [Read more...] about India working on 30 vaccine candidates for Covid: Govt
During health emergencies, such as the coronavirus pandemic, the WHO is responsible for offering support to member states, as well as, guidance on the best ways to respond. From the early days of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, WHO shared information about cases, deaths and the characteristics of the virus, such as who was most at risk and its transmissibility. … [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