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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

88 comments

  • Killian S.
    03/30/2020 22:27

    Won't work

  • Sharon J.
    03/30/2020 03:26

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

  • Linda R.
    03/29/2020 03:22

    Thank you 🙏❤️

  • Gary S.
    03/29/2020 01:01

    Prayers for it to work.

  • Sharon L.
    03/28/2020 22:07

    O

  • David H.
    03/28/2020 13:42

    Fack news people

  • Louie P.
    03/28/2020 12:09

    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

  • Dorji T.
    03/26/2020 23:31

    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. 🇨🇳🤮🤮🤮

  • 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

  • Julie 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 ,,

  • Sara H.
    03/25/2020 13:49

    Don’t fear the virus, fear the cure!

  • Betty P.
    03/24/2020 06:03

    R we going to get REAL FEEDBACK?

  • Kristy P.
    03/23/2020 15:34

    Nope.

  • Norma J.
    03/23/2020 01:08

    Thank you so much!👍❤️

  • Christine W.
    03/22/2020 16:11

    Very brave

  • M'ari J.
    03/22/2020 12:44

    nakita ko na. You must watch this pra maeducate ka han vaccine na genhimo ha Seattle, US.

  • Juan V.
    03/22/2020 06:45

    Awesome. Thank you.

  • Cally A.
    03/21/2020 21:55

    So fake

  • Colinda T.
    03/20/2020 17:23

    Brave people

  • Arlene B.
    03/20/2020 14:24

    I hope you will be okay...and this vaccine could save the human race..