Coronavirus vaccine: First evidence jab can train immune system
Moderna was the first to test an experimental vaccine, called mRNA-1273, in people.
The vaccine is a small snippet of the coronavirus’s genetic code, which is injected into the patient.
It is not capable of causing an infection or the symptoms of Covid-19, but is enough to provoke a response from the immune system.
The vaccine trials, run by the US government’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, showed the vaccine led to the production of antibodies which can neutralise the coronavirus.
However, testing for these neutralising antibodies has only taken place on the first eight, out of 45, people on the trial.
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In this day and age, understanding bacteria and viruses and developing vaccines are national security issues. In my view sizable part of every country’s defense budget should be spent in these pursuits rather than making tanks and other weapons.
There are believers in the discovery reported today and then there are the critics:
Sorrento Therapeutics says an antibody it is developing demonstrated full inhibition of the new coronavirus. Investors ought to consider some caveats. https://t.co/ks8rILQECe
— WSJ Markets (@WSJmarkets) May 15, 2020
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says more than 30 countries have asked Japan for favipiravir (Avigan) to fight Covid 19
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