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How many coronavirus vaccines are in development and could we have one by the end of the year?

18 days ago   |   By Metro

Could we be getting a coronavirus vaccine before the end of the year?
Hopes have been raised that a Covid-19 vaccine could be on the way, following positive news from two of the vaccine trials currently underway.
US company Moderna delivered good news about their vaccine trial on Wednesday, saying it had produced immune responses in all 45 of the volunteers taking part in its first trial.
It's also been reported that the vaccine being developed at the University of Oxford has had a major breakthrough, with researchers discovering it could offer ‘double protection' against Covid-19...
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Covid-19 vaccine: what have we learned from Oxford phase one trial?

Covid-19 vaccine: what have we learned from Oxford phase one trial?

18 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Experts say signs are promising but there is a long way to go to show vaccine works Tracker: how close are we to a vaccine? See all our coronavirus coverage Phase one human trials of a Covid-19 vaccine being developed by researchers at the University of Oxford suggest it triggers two types of immune response, unnamed sources working on the vaccine told ITV's Robert Peston. Not only does the jab trigger the production of antibodies - proteins that can bind to the virus, preventing it from entering cells and flagging it to immune cells - but it also seems to result in the production of...
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