Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine appears safe, but more research needed

Results from trials involving three different coronavirus vaccines released, all showing positive results, with evidence the vaccines can produce immune responses that would be expected to protect people against infection.
They all also appeared to be safe, although it will take studies with more people to show how safe they really are and whether they can prevent infection.
Early results of a closely watched Phase 1/2 trial published in The Lancet suggest a coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca is safe and induces an immune response. However, researchers stressed more study is needed to know whether the vaccine protects people against the virus.
Phase 2 results for one vaccine candidate made by Chinese company CanSino Biologics were also published in the medical journal The Lancet and early results from Phase 1/2 trials of the vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech were released in a pre-print paper that has not yet been peer-reviewed.
The Oxford vaccine prompted an antibody response within 28 days and a T-cell response within 14 days, according to the results published Monday. Neutralizing antibodies — so-called because they can neutralize the virus — were detected in most participants after one shot, and in all of them after two.
That's good news, researchers said. "The immune system has two ways of finding and attacking pathogens — antibody and T cell responses. This vaccine is intended to induce both, so it can attack the virus when it's circulating in the body, as well as attacking infected cells," University of Oxford pediatrician Dr. Andrew Pollard, the study's lead author, said in a statement.
"We hope this means the immune system will remember the virus, so that our vaccine will protect people for an extended period. However, we need more research before we can confirm the vaccine effectively protects against SARS-CoV-2 infection, and for how long any protection lasts."
It's also not clear how well the vaccine would perform in older people who are more at risk of severe disease from Covid-19.

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    1. @Radwulf Eboraci no need for that. They can do it bh themselves without any help, because that’s how it spread in the first place

    2. CNN uses “may, might, could and appears” and other words to turn what they present as fact into nothing more than subjective opinion. Masks, “MAY SLOW” means they may not. Then trash the President who says to follow the CDC guidelines but any mandates on masks has to come from the State and local level. Then the President says he will send Federal law officers to help a City being destroyed by violent protesters then CNN trashes the President by saying it has to be handled at the State and local level and the President needs to stay out of “the peaceful protests…Anyone see a pattern here?

    3. Science is like that always. Appears becuase we are seeing what we expect based on other similar vaccines. Not hard to understand precise speaking with a few seconds of thought.

    4. @Jeff There were a lot of ‘might’ be up to something, ‘could’ have a weapon, ‘appears’ to be agitated between the time the stormtrooper pointed his gun at the ‘protester across the street and when the non-lethal round crushed his skull but none of that changes the science/physics of projectiles fired at high velocity out of a gun. Your ‘rational anti-intellectualism’ is sad.

  1. There is reason why the news doesn’t cover drug trials until they are complete.. while this is good news.. its at least a year away from being proven safe and could very well turn out to not be effective or have other issues.

    1. Exactly! Its called being responsible. I hope to God they don’t try to rush this vaccine to come out this year.

    2. Kman8962 for me i would say late march the max till the start of summer when the vaccine is going to be released and people will start taking it, and it’s not that rushed by the time of march

  2. Trump is going to take credit for it. “It’s the most tremendous, unlike you’ve ever seen beautiful vaccine and you’re going to love it.”

    1. @Jumpers Clerk
      A large portion never shut up about it, bringing up his middle name, his birth certificate, his father’s side having some Muslim roots, ….. etc.
      Donald himself couldn’t stop trying to bring Obama down, and he failed .
      Remember the “evidence” his investigators were bringing back from Hawaii about Obama?
      All the times he called out Obama golfing?
      Hell, Donald’s days consist of tweeting, golf, and watching TV.
      It speaks volumes that a sub standard choice like Biden is being considered by most voters,over Donald.
      He makes Biden look good.

    2. @Jumpers Clerk substandard because it was his two brain aneurysms and consequential brain surgeries. Something about a scalpel cutting around in the brain.🤷‍♂️


    1. They said it because it was proven to not have any effect on coronavirus and the negatives outweighed the cons, Karen.

    1. Scientists choose words very carefully, unlike politicians who use words like “ absolutely” and “100%” all the time

    2. yeah because science tends to stay on the conservative side when it comes to reporting results

    3. Doctors also say.thst breast feeding appears best. Not eating heaps of sugar appears to reduce the chance.diabetes.

  4. the media is over reporting this and far too early, it hasn’t even gone through phase 2 trials yet stop giving right-wing outlets ammunition, that the media are irresponsible with they’re reporting

    1. Media gotta be the first on the story. Nobody will ever change that. Nobody today holds journalists accountable for what they write.

    2. Ever since this virus happened it just caused so many problems in my life so seein things like his helps

  5. I believe that the vaccine will come from Oxford, or somewhere in Europe…..Trump will claim credit for it!

  6. Appears safe. Uh…not good enough for me. I’ll wait & see. Sh*t, COVID-19 might have less risk than this vaccine.

    1. it’s still in the testing phase, that is why he said ‘appears safe’. unlike politicians scientists don’t assume things.

  7. i will not willingly take this vaccine, just like i hate the flu shot, some vaccines im fine with especially in early childhood, but a vaccine that only last a year and needs to be taken yearly just for a particular strain of the flu or covid to me seems pointless.

    i will be happy with the release regardless, i know alot of people who are very nervous about this disease and it will help them and also allow schools and businesses to get back to a sense of normalcy.

    thing that worries me most is how new the disease is, and since it is so new we do not have long term health data, i just hope that in 10-20 years from now there will be commercials playing from lawyers asking if you took this vaccine in 2020 and if you did call this 1-800 number.

    1. You want a vaccine that hasn’t been through human trials for safety and efficacy? Just like every other prescription drug and device on the market?

    2. @Oldan Slo it’s amazing how dumb some the people are . One would think everyone would be logical happy and positive about this news but like the guy above connecting Nazis with this why???

  8. And the FACTS are that years AFTER a drug was reported as “safe” it is discovered that there are serious problems . This is a “rushed” drug , be careful

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