Great news: as of today, 550 volunteers will be trying out a possible new anti-COVID vaccine.
Even better news: women are heading up both the Italian and British sides of the project.
1000 doses are being prepared by IRBM Group Pomezia (Rome). These are the people who successfully developed the anti Ebola vaccine and the new anti-COVID one is based to some extent on this.
This Italian research group are in partnership with The Jenner Institute, part of Nuffield Dept of Medicine, Oxford University.
Here's hoping the vaccine will be successful. If so, production can start in September. Obviously, years will pass before everyone can be vaccinated.
According to Italian researchers, the COVID virus has not mutated significantly. So the eventual vaccine will not have to be altered each year, as with the flu vaccines.
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