Oxford coronavirus vaccine found protective in small study on monkeys


A potential coronavirus vaccine being developed by scientists at Oxford University has showed promising signs in a small study of six monkeys.

According to a report, some of the monkeys given a single shot of the vaccine developed antibodies against the virus within 14 days.

All of them developed protective antibodies within 28 days, before being exposed to high doses of the virus, experts said.

After exposure, the vaccine appeared to prevent damage to the lungs and kept the virus from making copies of itself there, but the virus was still actively replicating in the nose.

Last month, British researchers started dosing human volunteers with the vaccine in a small safety trial, making it one of only a handful to have reached that milestone.

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