UK scientists are confident that the vaccine that will combat the COVID-19 pandemic will be ready by September.
A professor of vaccinology at Oxford University, Sarah Gilbert, said she is “80% confident” that the vaccine developed by her team will be ready in 5 months.
Human trials are set to begin on the vaccine in a few weeks, this is set to be the best efforts in the world.
The return to normal life depends on finding a vaccine that works, as medical experts fear that lifting the lockdown will lead to many new cases.
Professor Sarah Gilbert said: “I think there’s a high chance that it will work based on other things that we have done with this type of vaccine. It’s not just a hunch and as every week goes by, we have more data to look at. I would go for 80 per cent, that’s my personal view.”
She added that “nobody can promise it’s going to work.”
Professor Gilbert has been working 7 days a week to develop the vaccine.
According to the World Health Organisation, there are more than 60 separate teams in many different countries working on developing a COVID-19 vaccine.
In other news, the daily increase of COVID-19 in the UK passed 980 people. According to figures recorded yesterday at 5 pm, 8,958 people have sadly passed away in the UK after testing positive for COVID-19.
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