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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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30 comments

  • Laszlo K.
    04/02/2020 11:57

    FFS IT IS GLOBAL FAILURE TO TO THIS ON HUMANS WHATEVER IF IT'S VOLUNTARY BUT I THINK IT WAS FORCED SILENTLY. IT IS ILLEGAL TO EXPERIMENT ON HUMANS.

  • Kim R.
    03/30/2020 22:23

    Sure they had a cure before virus was released

  • Linda B.
    03/30/2020 14:51

    🙏🏼

  • Michele A.
    03/29/2020 15:47

    Prayers!

  • John M.
    03/29/2020 02:45

    At least the vegans will be happy.

  • Jeanie S.
    03/27/2020 23:15

    No thanks!!

  • Ryan W.
    03/26/2020 19:51

    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

  • Sonya A.
    03/26/2020 00:16

    How many ethnicities was this vaccine tried on?

  • Patrick C.
    03/25/2020 19:11

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

  • Adele J.
    03/24/2020 00:31

    Well I know where there's lots of animals to use. Prisons!!!

  • Janelle J.
    03/23/2020 22:06

    Fake

  • Carrie J.
    03/23/2020 16:42

    Subq needle this is not a needle used for vaccines. Also this lady is shown on Elizabeth WArrens campaigns. Political actor folks.....

  • Fiona M.
    03/22/2020 22:41

    Bless them.. potentially exposing themselves to danger. I do wish them all the luck in the world xx

  • Grant S.
    03/21/2020 19:04

    One thing that I can't work out is, Italy is on lockdown, but cases of people with the virus is still on the rise, and over 700 deaths today. Why is the numbers still rising if everyone has been locked down for over 2 weeks.

  • Faycal K.
    03/21/2020 14:03

    She is actor do some research.

  • Steve T.
    03/20/2020 19:29

    Test it on nonces...no cure for how they are....prisons full of em...save the tax payer money

  • Ria R.
    03/20/2020 16:57

    Wow amazing to put yourself out there....blessings and health to you!

  • Bàrèz H.
    03/20/2020 09:02

    How the hell can they do it , testing it on animal is a must step in creating a vaccine but now they skipping this step !

  • Alex C.
    03/20/2020 07:42

    Thank you for your kindness.. God bless you and people around the world.