Oxford coronavirus vaccine is ‘safe’ and produces immune reaction, first trial results show : Independent


The coronavirus vaccine candidate being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University induces a strong immune response and appears to be safe, according to preliminary trial results. The early stage trial found the vaccine trains the immune system to produce antibodies and white blood cells capable of fighting the virus, causing few side effects. Professor Sarah Gilbert, co-author of the Oxford University study, described the findings as promising but said there “is still much work to be done before we can confirm if our vaccine will help manage the Covid-19 pandemic”.

Health secretary Matt Hancock has warned that conspiracy theorists are putting lives at risk, even as he hailed the positive results from the Oxford University trial. A new poll, organised by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, found more than one in four Britons said they would not take a coronavirus vaccine or were still undecided.

And England’s chief nursing officer has confirmed she was “dropped” from a No 10 coronavirus press briefing in June after warning Dominic Cummings should follow the lockdown rules that apply “to us all”. It comes after The Independent revealed last month Ruth May had been due to appear alongside Matt Hancock, the health secretary, but was ditched after failing to offer support to Boris Johnson’s senior Downing Street adviser.

 

Source : Oxford coronavirus vaccine is ‘safe’ and produces immune reaction, first trial results show : Independent

One thought on “Oxford coronavirus vaccine is ‘safe’ and produces immune reaction, first trial results show : Independent

  1. Firstly why is Matt Hancock, apparently, always referred to as being Health Secretary, when, in fact, he is Health and Social Care Secretary. Is this a media blackout of Social Care, for it is not just this article, but many others from various medias.

    We know that the Government could not care less about Social Care, by there many inaction’s with regards to Social Care, but why is this, continually, reinforced by virtually all the media?

    Also, it is with dismay that it appears that ‘one in four Britons said they would not take a coronavirus vaccine or were still undecided’, why is this.

    people should realise that a vaccine is not there just for their own protect, but for many others who could come into contact with non-vaccinated people.

    But why should I be surprised as daily we see in the News that many people are not abiding by social distancing, granted Cummings abandoned social distancing some months ago and others, but just because they are being stupid and selfish does not, or should not give a green light for others to do so.

    We all should respect each other and not do anything which may adversely affect others.

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