The human trials of the vaccine began on April but it’s still uncertain how the vaccine will react until completion in September
The human trials of the vaccine began on April but it’s still uncertain how the vaccine will react until completion in September|Representational image
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6 monkeys injected with Oxford vaccine found immune to COVID-19

6 macaque monkeys given vaccine developed by Oxford University, remained healthy after more than 28 days of being exposed to large quantities of coronavirus

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New Delhi: Early tests of the vaccine developed by Oxford University show a promising sign of effectiveness of the medicine. During the phase of animal trials, the vaccine showed positive results to the tests conducted by a laboratory in northwestern United States.

Six macaque monkeys were given the vaccine developed by Oxford University and were exposed to large quantities of coronavirus at the National Institutes of Health’s Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Montana in March 2020. Six other monkeys without any vaccine were also exposed to the virus.

All the six monkeys that were administered with the vaccine remained healthy after more than 28 days of being exposed to large quantities of coronavirus and also didn’t show any symptoms of the disease, as per the reports cited by researcher Vincent Munster.

The human trials of the vaccine began on April but it’s still uncertain how the vaccine will react in humans until the completion of the trial in September. The process for developing vaccines for humans is long and having a usable product for mass distribution by September is highly unlikely.

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