The row came as Italy prepared the next stage of its gradual easing of a national lockdown imposed three months ago to fight the spread of the deadly virus.
The scientists at University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute and the Oxford Vaccine Group have expressed concerns that they may not be able to complete their research since the virus is diminishing in the UK. The Oxford scientists group should consider commencing simultaneous trials in Africa, at Kenya and in Asia, say India, where the virus is yet very strong. The trials should go on.
Scientists still predict a safe and effective vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 could take at least 12-18 months to develop, according to a new report from a section of the media.
Volunteers will undergo a medical evaluation of their current health to determine their eligibility for the trials according to global health policies and study guidelines. E
Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla called the development "a great day for science and humanity." Health experts said Pfizer's results show vaccines can halt pandemic.
The US Food and Drug Administration has not said how long it will take to study the vaccine data, but the government expects to give the green light for the vaccine in the first two weeks of December.
The beginning of vaccinations could be a crucial shift in the battle against a virus that has claimed more than 1.4 million lives worldwide, including 255,000 just in the US, since emerging from China late last year.
Preliminary projections make the availability of one or several vaccines seem possible by autumn 2020," the Robert Koch Institute said in a statement on its website, citing a global effort to bring immunisations to market.
This is with reference to your news, “Artificial intelligence paves the way for UAE’s future” (Oct. 20). This is a step in the right direction. In post pandemic world also, it will be necessary to keep operating contactless for some time.