UK to start testing Covid 19 vaccine
Human trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine started in the UK, however the government doesn’t want to be very optimistic and added a word of caution that “nothing about this process is certain”.
The vaccine was developed by scientists at the University of Oxford who believe there is an 80 per cent chance of success.
The UK government also promised £20million (around Rs1,88,19,49,000) of public money for each of the vaccine development projects. Another institute trying to develop a vaccine for Covid-19 is the Imperial College London.
The Jenner Institute team at Oxford though is planning production of the vaccine even before the trial is complete so that at least a million doses are ready by September.
Social distancing and a vaccine are the only two ways to deal with Covid-19 which has led to lockdown extensions across the world.