Oxford, AstraZeneca Begin Advanced Trials of Covid Vaccine

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The University of Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc have begun recruiting more than 10,000 subjects for advanced human studies of one of the world’s fastest-moving experimental Covid-19 vaccines.

A smaller part of the trial will expand the age range of testing to children from 5 to 12 years old and adults 56 and older, according to a statement. The other, larger stage will test the vaccine’s effectiveness in volunteers 18 and older.

Companies around the world are racing to develop weapons to fight the pandemic that has cloistered large populations and battered economies. AstraZeneca received a boost in its efforts to get the immunization tested and ready for use when the U.S. pledged as much as $1.2 billion toward development on Thursday.

Adult subjects in the studies will be randomly chosen to receive one or two doses of the Oxford candidate or an already licensed vaccine against meningococcus for comparison.

The volunteers will be recruited across the U.K. and will record their reactions in an e-diary and attend some follow-up visits. Some will be given swabs for taking samples at home.

The proposed Covid-19 vaccine is made from a weakened version of a common cold virus that’s genetically changed to make it unable to grow in humans. More than 1,000 people have already received it in an early-stage trial that began in April.

Astra plans to make as many as 30 million doses available in Britain as early as September. Under its agreement with Astra, the U.S. could begin receiving supplies as early as October.

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  1. Wikimedia Commons

    The head of the Oxford Vaccine Group said Friday that clinic trials on its vaccine for the coronavirus are “progressing very well.”

    1,000 people have already been inoculated. The next stage will see 10,000 more given the treatment through May and June, Andrew Pollard said.

    The trial vaccine is called as AZD1222 or ChAdOx1 nCoV-19. It was first tested on humans on April 23, following success in macaque monkeys.

    The group said they hoped for clinical test results in two months, but that it could take as long as six.

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    The head of the Oxford Vaccine Group said Friday that its clinical trials are “progressing very well” and that the program will inoculate 10,000 new people.

    “We are now initiating studies to evaluate how well the vaccine induces immune responses in older adults,” Professor Andrew Pollard, head of the Oxford Vaccine Group, said in a press release.

    ‘The clinical studies are progressing very well.”

    The trial vaccine is called AZD1222 or ChAdOx1 nCoV-19. It was first tested on two humans on April 23 in Oxford, following promising results on six macaque monkeys in the US in March.

    1,000 people have since been given the trial vaccine across the UK, but children and those over 55 were excluded.

    10,260 new people, including the elderly, will be given the trial vaccine in May and June, the group said. Subjects keep a diary and submit regular blood samples.

    https://news.yahoo.com/oxford-covid-19-vaccine-progressing-094553874.html

  2. May 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. government has ordered 300 million doses of a potential COVID-19 virus being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and hopes first doses can be made available by October, the Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday.

    “This contract with AstraZeneca is a major milestone in Operation Warp Speed’s work toward a safe, effective, widely available vaccine by 2021,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement. (Reporting by Aakash Jagadeesh Babu in Bengaluru; editing by Patrick Graham)

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-orders-300-mln-doses-081502569.html

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