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Thu Apr 2, 2020, 01:52 AM

Coronavirus: Australian Scientists Begin Tests Of Potential Vaccines

Source: BBC News

Scientists in Australia have begun testing two potential coronavirus vaccines in "milestone" lab trials. The vaccines, made by Oxford University and US company Inovio Pharmaceutical, have been cleared for animal testing by the World Health Organization.

Australia's national science agency will assess if the vaccines work, and if they would be safe for humans. The first human trial took place in the US last month, but skipped a stage of animal testing. There are several other vaccine developments occurring around the world at the moment at extraordinary speed.

But Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) says its tests will be the first comprehensive pre-clinical trials of the vaccines to use an animal model. Researchers said the speed and level of global co-operation that led to this stage had been unprecedented.

"Normally it takes about one-to-two years to get to this point and we've in fact shortened that to a period of a couple of months," Dr Rob Grenfell from the CSIRO told reporters on Thursday...



Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-52130402





- CSIRO scientists are testing two vaccine options.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 02:22 AM

1. Jeeze. Another year of this crap, huh?

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Response to C Moon (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 04:19 AM

2. A year...if we're lucky.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 06:48 AM

4. Unfortunately this is one of those things that cannot be rushed as they need to make sure its both

effective and safe for human use and that takes time.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 04:36 AM

3. Breakneck speed appreciated, Mate!

Did I read the SARS-Corona group is expected to produce multiple candidates for pandemic over the years? Highly adaptive or something like that.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 06:52 AM

5. All viruses mutate over time for varies reasons.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 11:16 AM

6. Australia to Trump: Ok, we've got a working vaccine. You can have it, but first ...

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