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Coronavirus Vaccine

This is how the UK will distribute its second coronavirus vaccine

December 30th, 2020

The UK has issued emergency authorization for a second coronavirus vaccine candidate, the AstraZeneca/Oxford drug, that successfully cleared Phase 3 trials a few weeks ago. The local health authority has also altered the drug’s vaccination strategy, looking to offer the vaccine to as many people as possible as fast as possible. The second shot can …

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Only a ‘small chance’ a promising coronavirus vaccine is ready by Christmas

November 4th, 2020

The first coronavirus vaccine results might be ready in the coming weeks, but there’s no guarantee that immunization campaigns can start by Christmas. Oxford professor Andrew Pollard, a leading researcher on the promising COVID-19 vaccine developed with AstraZeneca, told UK Parliament that there’s only a “small chance” the drug is ready by Christmas. The UK …

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A coronavirus vaccine volunteer died, but there’s no reason to panic

October 22nd, 2020

A coronavirus vaccine volunteer died in Brazil, but sources familiar with the AstraZeneca/Oxford trial say the person is confirmed to have received placebo shots, not the vaccine. An international committee has already assessed the trial’s safety and told Brazilian regulators that the study should continue. Oxford officials said the University has no concerns about the …

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Here’s how much coronavirus vaccines might cost

July 30th, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine prices have been revealed or leaked for some of the companies at the forefront of COVID-19 vaccine research. Some pharmaceutical firms are looking to make a profit off of COVID-19 vaccines in the coming years. If the drugs are approved, they could cost anywhere between $20 to $40 per dose, with some therapies …

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Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial results are ‘extremely encouraging’

July 21st, 2020

The coronavirus vaccine update we’ve been waiting for is finally here, as Oxford published the research for the Phase 1/2 clinical trial of its experimental drug. As previously detailed, the drug induces a dual immune response in volunteers that includes the production of neutralizing antibodies that bind to the spike protein of the virus and …

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Get ready for some fantastic news about a coronavirus vaccine

July 16th, 2020

The Oxford vaccine delivers “double defense” against the novel coronavirus, sources familiar with the matter revealed. Oxford’s team will soon publish the results of its Phase 1 trial. The data will indicate the experimental COVID-19 drug is safe and that it can elicit a promising immune response that includes the production of neutralizing antibodies and …