British researchers testing an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus are moving into advanced studies and aim to immunize more than 10,000 people to determine if the shot works. Last month, scientists at Oxford University began immunizing more than 1,000 volunteers with their vaccine candidate in a preliminary trial designed to test the shot’s safety. Today, the scientists announced they now aim to vaccinate 10,260 people across Britain, including older people and children. If all goes smoothly, the scientists predicted there might be enough positive data about the vaccine’s effectiveness to move forward with mass production relatively soon. “This raises serious questions about the ability of this vaccine to protect against infection in humans and to prevent virus transmission,” he said in a statement.
Source: The Standard May 22, 2020 10:07 UTC