Vaccine From Oxford University Delivers "Extremely Promising" Results


A coronavirus vaccine in development at UK's Oxford University has passed its preliminary testing with flying colors. Results published Monday in The Lancet medical journal show that subjects injected with the vaccine during clinical trials "created antibodies and T-cells in their blood that can fight off COVID-19,"VICEreports. Oxford researcher Andrew Pollard also told the BBC, "We're really pleased with the results published today as we're seeing both neutralizing antibodies and T-cells. They're extremely promising and we believe the type of response that may be associated with protection." The vaccine was made at what the BBC calls "unprecedented speed" by heavily modifying a "genetically engineered virus that causes the common cold in chimpanzees." While further testing needs to be done to ensure its effectiveness, the UK has already ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine. Read more here https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/z3eqm4/oxford-coronavirus-vaccine-trial-results?utm_source=viceworldnewstw