The British vaccine “promising” but unlikely before 2021

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A medical research expert in France has said that despite the recently announced successes of British and Chinese vaccine trials against Covid-19, a safe vaccine is unlikely to be available until at least 2021.

                            
                        

Le Dr Bruno Hoen est directeur de la recherche médicale au prestigieux centre parisien l’Institut Pasteur.

The spoke to the press service FranceInfo comment the ad in medical journal The Lancet here (Monday July 20) that a vaccine trial at the University of Oxford in the UK (with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca) had “triggered an immune response.”

This means that the vaccine – called ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 or AZD1222 – appears to be safe and produces few serious side effects, besides causing the body …

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