Oxford coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response, trial shows

Oxford coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response, trial showsJuly 20, 2020

Early results also indicate vaccine is safe, raising hopes it could help end pandemic

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Oxford University’s experimental coronavirus vaccine is safe and generated a strong immune response in about 1,000 people who volunteered to help trial it, researchers have said, raising hopes it could help end the pandemic.

The results published in the Lancet medical journal are preliminary, with the effect of the vaccine measured by the amount of antibodies and T-cells it generates in the blood of the volunteers – not in any response to the virus itself.

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