Vaccines are commonly regarded as the most powerful scientific tool in fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic. The wait for a COVID-19 vaccine continues and it seems that progress is being made at the University of Oxford . "Work is continuing at a very fast pace, and I am in no doubt that we will see an unprecedented spirit of collaboration and cooperation, convened by World Health Organization, as we move towards a shared global goal of COVID-19 prevention through vaccination".
The volunteers, who were recruited through a Facebook ad seeking participants, received finger pricks for blood at three drive-through sites in the county. The test will also not show whether someone has already had the virus - those antibody tests are a priority for the United Kingdom government but have so far not proved reliable enough to be used.
Chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty has warned the United Kingdom will endure thousands more COVID-19 deaths before the lockdown is eased , even though the number of new cases suggests the peak of the epidemic is in sight. Prime Minister Boris Johnson himself contracted COVID-19 and, after a week in hospital that included three days in intensive care, is now recovering at Chequers - the country estate of British premiers.
It is predicted that the raw materials needed for producing the drug will be provided by China and " Remdesivir " will be mass produced by this knowledge-based company, Dr. Gilead's drug is one of the most-watched therapies being studied for treatment of COVID-19 patients. "But certainly when we start [the] drug, we see fever curves falling", she said.
There have been 216 reported deaths from the total outbreaks in long-term care facilities with 10 from hospitals. Toronto Mayor John Tory said Saturday they will also release a model of case growth and fatalities within the city sometime on Monday.
What is a coronavirus vaccine? Scientists at the University of Oxford have said they expect to produce a million doses of their experimental vaccine as early as September; months ahead of the official 12- to 18-month timeline quoted by experts around the world.