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Oxford Could Reveal Its COVID-19 Vaccine By Tomorrow


If reports are to be believed, positive news has come about Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine.

The Political Editor of ITV, Robert Peston said, “citing a source”, that there are positive news on the “potential COVID-19 vaccine” from the University of Oxford could be out as early as Thursday, July 16, 2020, while the license for the same has been acquired by the pharmaceutical company of AstraZeneca.
The above mentioned vaccine already exists in “large-scale Phase III human trials”, however, the developers are yet to provide the results report for Phase I, which will be determining the safety of the vaccine besides evaluating its it induces or not “an immune response”.
Earlier, this month, the developers had informed that “the immune response” was encouraging as shown by the data gathered from the trials conducted so far. While, the developers further expected to reveal the Phase 1 results by “the end of July”. It is speculated that the data will be published in the medical journal called “The Lancet”. The spokesperson of the Oxford University had informed Reuters that the “publication date” from a scientific journal is being awaited for confirmation, whereby adding:
“(We) are not able to confirm when it will be released,” she said.
However, in a blog, Peston mentioned:
“I am hearing there will be positive news soon (perhaps tomorrow) on initial trials of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine that is backed by AstraZeneca.”
According to Reuters report:
“More than 100 vaccines are being developed and tested around the world to try to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed hundreds of thousands and ravaged the global economy”.