Covid-19: AstraZeneca may expose vaccine trial participants to virus


Team Udayavani, May 29, 2020, 12:24 PM IST

AstraZeneca is developing a leading coronavirus vaccine with Oxford University and has started phase 2 and 3 trials of the vaccine.

Now, the chief executive says although it is too early to deliberately expose vaccine trial participants to the pathogen, it may become an option.

AstraZeneca is looking to recruit around 10,000 adults and children in Britain and a few of the  participants will have to become infected in the course of their normal lives to achieve a reliable reading from the study over the next few months.

Pascal Soriot, CEO, AstraZeneca, said, “We are running against time. We are seeing already in Europe the disease is declining.  Very soon the disease intensity will be low, and it will become difficult, so we have to move very quickly”

“If the disease gets to a very low level, maybe challenge studies will have to be considered. But we felt it’s too early today to do that”, he added

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Truck-bike accident: Bike rider dies after truck falls on him

Harsha murder accused enjoying special treatment in jail; pics go viral

Kaali poster row: Indian High Commission in Ottawa urges Canadian authorities to withdraw ‘provocative material’

Karnataka CM must resign to ensure fair investigation in recruitment scam: Rahul Gandhi

‘Saral Vaastu’ fame Dr. Chandrashekhar Guruji killed

Kerala Minister makes anti-Constitution remarks; triggers row

Padil-Pumpwell 4-lane road expected to complete by year end


Related Articles More

Researchers develop new N95 face mask that can kill Covid virus

New COVID-19 test can identify all variants in hours

Male models drape themselves in sarees to break stereotypes

Novel antibody test detects Covid without blood sample

Monkeypox symptoms in UK patients differ from previous outbreaks: Lancet study

MUST WATCH

Sarala vaastu fame Dr Chandrashekhar guruju killed in Hubballi

Man Saves Cow From Getting Electrocuted

sidhu moose wala shooters seen waving guns celebrating in car

NEWS BULLETIN 04-07-2022

Tourist gathering, Road Block at Charmadi Ghat


Latest Additions

Truck-bike accident: Bike rider dies after truck falls on him

Uddhav-led Shiv Sena will win over 100 seats if mid-term polls are held in Maha: Raut

Priyanka slams BJP over attacks on Dalits, tribals

Harsha murder accused enjoying special treatment in jail; pics go viral

Kaali poster row: Indian High Commission in Ottawa urges Canadian authorities to withdraw ‘provocative material’

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.