Update on the treatment
The covid pandemic has held the world hostage for far too long. According to Oxford University, Vaccination tests began on April 23rd. The Oxford Vaccination Group in collaboration with Jenner Institute is in charge of testing and giving out the vaccine. Currently, the Oxford group and Jennifer Hill just got a major boost to help them with their clinical trials. This is because the government is going to give the two organizations 20 million pounds to finance clinical trials of healthy young adults. If the first phase is successful, the trials will be conducted on older age groups. So far, more than 700 Britons have been given the treatment. The CDC advises the public to be conscious of their health and to get a PCR Test if any symptoms of the illness show up.
Are Britons Going To Benefit First?
According to a deal signed by the government and the World health organization, Britain is to work together with other 20 countries around the world. Politicians are calling on researchers to use the vaccine in Britain. This is because they are currently using tax payer’s money to release the antidote. Are Britain’s laboratories the Only Country Developing Antitoxines? No, other countries around the world are also carrying it out. Although each country is racing to be the first to develop inoculation, data sharing will speed up the process. The producing countries are:
- North America: 46%
- Asia and Australia: 18%
What do the experts say?
According to medical experts from Oxford, they will require at least 5-6 weeks to know whether the test was a success or not. If it is a success, they will commence large-scale production. Before the end of the year, companies will be producing billions of doses to meet demand. To produce billions of these treatments will require a joint collaborative effort as most G20 countries do not have the capacity. However, the drug will have to be manufacture by international partners from China, India, and Europe.
Trials Gone Wrong
Until a few days ago, Britain was optimistic that she was the front runner in finding a vaccine. According to a widely circulated paper published by Forbes, tests could have failed. According to Forbes, monkeys are being subjected to tests that fail. This is because they later turn out positive. It failed because traces of the disease are being found in Monkey’s noses in its test to release. The Jenner Institute is currently disputing this narrative. They claim that the monkeys were being overdosed with the treatment. This is done to ensure the vaccine is safe for use.
What is Next for The World?
Though recent information comes as a shocker, public confidence in Oxford has yet to drop. Government agencies are still willing to buy the product even in their trial stages. At the moment, experts predict that the world could have an antidote by the end of the year. In the meantime, let us ensure we follow social distancing rules. Let us regularly wash our hands and wear masks while outdoors. Also, if you suspect that you are sick, call a doctor or get a PCR Test.