Scientist seeking treatment for coronavirus warns that we will NEVER be able to find a vaccine

0
178


A desperately needed COVID-19 vaccine may never come to light, according to the Australian scientist at the helm of global research.

Health officials urgently need a “Plan B” to end the global pandemic, warned Jane Halton, the country’s leading epidemic health expert.

Scientists around the world are scrambling to develop a vaccine, in the hopes that it will be available early next year – a timeline that Ms. Halton has called “incredible.”

She cautioned against creating “unrealistic expectations,” explaining that there has never been an effective vaccine against other coronaviruses.

Despite a global death toll from HIV of 32 million people over 40 years, he also has no vaccine.

There are concerns that the restrictions on coronaviruses will not go away until a vaccine is developed, including the closed beaches (photo of Sydney Bondi on Saturday)

There are concerns that the restrictions on coronaviruses will not disappear until a vaccine is developed, including the closed beaches (photo of Sydney Bondi on Saturday)

There were 56 coronavirus-related deaths in Australia on Saturday morning, with 6,283 confirmed cases

There were 56 coronavirus-related deaths in Australia on Saturday morning, with 6,283 confirmed cases

This includes 770,000 deaths in 2008 alone.

Ms. Halton’s disappointing allegations will weaken hopes for a successful human vaccine trial in America.

“If you said that we have withdrawn all the stops and that a vaccine has been approved and found to be effective in the middle of next year, it would be incredibly quick … we would be delighted, delighted,” she told The Australian.

“But I think it’s important not to create unrealistic expectations. No one has ever successfully developed a coronavirus vaccine, and we still do not have an HIV vaccine.

“I would never say never. But that’s my point on an 18-month calendar: it’s heroic, really difficult.

As scientists scramble to find a vaccine or cure for COVID-19, authorities across Australia are imposing strict lock-in restrictions (photo Friday at Cottesloe Beach in Perth)

As scientists scramble to find a vaccine or cure for COVID-19, authorities across Australia are imposing strict lock-in restrictions (photo Friday at Cottesloe Beach in Perth)

Ms. Halton was previously Chair of the Board of Directors of the World Health Organization and former President of the World Health Assembly.

The expert is now leading the efforts of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, supported by billionaire Bill Gates.

An American company called Novavax said earlier this week that it plans to launch a human trial of its vaccine prototype in May, with results expected by July.

There have also been studies on human vaccines in China and Israel.

But Ms. Halton said a “plan B” was necessary because “nothing is certain” in science.

University of Queensland researchers (photo) also help find vaccine for COVID-19

University of Queensland researchers (photo) also help find vaccine for COVID-19

Billionaire Bill Gates (photo) says he's ready to spend billions of dollars trying to develop a coronavirus vaccine

Billionaire Bill Gates (photo) says he’s ready to spend billions of dollars trying to develop a coronavirus vaccine

CORONAVIRUS IN AUSTRALIA: 6,283

New South Wales: 2,857

Victoria: 1265

Queensland: 974

South Australia: 428

Western Australia: 506

Australian Capital Territory: 103

Tasmania: 122

Northern Territory: 28

TOTAL CASES: 6,283

RECOVERED: 3205

DEAD: 56

But Gates himself has revealed that he is willing to spend billions on a coronavirus vaccine, arguing that it is the only way to get the world back to normal.

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist said he is already in talks with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on how to speed up critical research.

He has already invested in seven vaccine manufacturers to build factories, but called on countries to do more.

It also made $ 31 million available to three initiatives in the United States and the United Kingdom to study the effectiveness of known drugs in the treatment of coronavirus infections.

The virus paralyzed the world and led to the postponement of sporting events, including the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Coronavirus vaccine developed by University of Queensland researchers (photo) will be tested on live virus before testing on humans

Coronavirus vaccine developed by University of Queensland researchers (photo) will be tested on live virus before testing on humans

Jane Halton (pictured in October) helps lead the hunt for a vaccine, but warns it may never work

Jane Halton (pictured in October) helps lead the hunt for a vaccine, but warns it may never work

A new vaccine developed by researchers at the University of Queensland will soon be tested for the first time on the virus living in a biosecurity facility in the Netherlands.

The team from the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences has teamed up with the Dutch company Viroclinics Xplore to conduct preclinical studies.

They hope that this will allow them to better understand the performance of the vaccine before testing it on humans.

It comes as tests for another potential coronavirus vaccine started last week at the CSIRO laboratory in the Victoria area.

The technology uses the DNA sequence of the coronavirus released by China to produce a protein identical to that on the surface of the real virus.

This protein will be the essence of the vaccine, capable of generating immune system responses that protect people.

METHODS TO STOP THE APPLICATION OF CORONAVIRUS

Infected people can spread a contagion to others through direct or indirect exposure.

An epidemic will continue to spread if the average number of people infected with each carrier is more than one.

SOCIAL DISTANCIATION MEASURES

Prohibiting group gatherings, closing borders, advising people to stay within 1.5 meters of each other, and confining people to their homes has been shown to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

In this method, the public does not gain immunity in large numbers and the virus could reappear dramatically if the controls were lifted.

HERD IMMUNITY

People recovering from COVID-19 develop antibodies and immunity.

As the virus spreads through the population and more people develop immunity, the virus can infect fewer people.

If enough people are immunized, the epidemic will go away.

It is estimated that about 30% of people who contract the virus will not have symptoms and, for many others, the symptoms will not be severe.

This method produces a spike in infections that can overwhelm the healthcare system and lead to large numbers of deaths.

VACCINES

A COVID-19 vaccine would be the safest and most effective way to control the epidemic.

Several vaccines are currently under development, but they need to be tested, which can take several months.

If a vaccine is rushed without an appropriate test, there can be side effects and complications.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here