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The first trials of coronavirus vaccine

Here's a look at the first human trial of a coronavirus vaccine. 💉

Vaccine trials for coronavirus

The US started vaccine trials for COVID-19.

Jennifer Haller, a healthy volunteer, was injected with a dose of an experimental vaccine as part of a clinical trial in Seattle. “Everybody is feeling so helpless right now, and I realised that there was something that I could do to help. I'm excited to be here.”, she told Brut. Each participant of the study will receive two different injections a month a part that varies in dose amounts.

45 patients are expected to participate

The vaccine was fast-tracked into clinical trial without thorough animal testing which is usually strictly required. Dr. Lisa Jackson, a study investigator at Kaiser Permanente, shared, “These are people who are volunteering to be in a trial for a vaccine that's never been given to humans before. And so, we take all the precautions we can take. But there's some inherent risks there because we can't know what we haven't evaluated yet. So, yes, they're… I think that most of them or all of them are acting out of a sense of public good, and wanting to help in this process.”

The vaccine seeks to replicate proteins similar to the virus' to spark an immune response

Dr. Jackson continues, “There's no chance of getting coronavirus from the vaccine. The vaccine is not made from the virus. It does not have any part of the virus. It includes a genetic code that instructs the cells in the body to make a protein that the virus has in order to induce an immune response against that protein, which would hopefully allow an immune response to be built more quickly, should a person later become infected with the actual virus.” Even though it has jumped through some administrative hoops the vaccine may only be available for public use in 12-18 months.

Brut.

03/17/2020 7:24 PMupdated: 03/18/2020 12:52 PM
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118 comments

  • Sue S.
    3 days

    Brave souls !

  • Cillian K.
    3 days

    Won't work

  • Kim R.
    3 days

    Sure they had a cure before virus was released

  • Linda B.
    3 days

    🙏🏼

  • Sharon J.
    4 days

    Courage, talk about walking the “talk “, some people run towards trouble- while others do something else! Thank you! HC. Be well, stay strong.

  • Michele A.
    4 days

    Prayers!

  • Linda R.
    5 days

    Thank you 🙏❤️

  • John M.
    5 days

    At least the vegans will be happy.

  • Gary S.
    5 days

    Prayers for it to work.

  • Sharon L.
    5 days

    O

  • David H.
    5 days

    Fack news people

  • Louie P.
    5 days

    Vaccines and medical stuff should NEVER be tested on animals, its not right and its not fair. Why should they suffer for our survival? To all the testing facilities out there, STOP TESTING ON ANIMALS AND TEST ON YOURSELVES

  • Jeanie S.
    6 days

    No thanks!!

  • Dorji T.
    7 days

    China put us all through what we are going these days. Countless are dying each and everyday. Suicide cases came along with desperate of losing family mêmbers around the world. 🇨🇳🤮🤮🤮

  • Ryan W.
    7 days

    what they don’t show

  • Buddy S.
    03/26/2020 04:17

    That’s a big needle . Alter your genetics no thank you. Try to eat a plant based diet for awhile to build your Immune system

  • Carol W.
    03/26/2020 04:12

    Why do they need to test it on animals when you have prisons full of criminals you could use

  • Sonya A.
    03/26/2020 00:16

    How many ethnicities was this vaccine tried on?

  • Ju W.
    03/25/2020 21:11

    Better than abusing animals by testing on them ,, The world is messed up , if it had any sence it wud use pedos and child murderers,, all the filth of the earth shud be tested on , weather they like it or not ,,

  • Patrick C.
    03/25/2020 19:11

    I’m honestly worried! This smells like I am a legend by will smith