Oxford Begins COVID-19 Vaccine Trials to Meet September Deadline

Oxford Begins COVID-19 Vaccine Trials to Meet September Deadline

On Mar. 17, 2020, European Commission (EC) president Ursula von der Leyen said she was hopeful a vaccine for COVID-19 could be available this September. Her view was based on conversations she had had with managers of German biotechnology firm CureVac AG which has developed an experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine that it plans to test in human trials this summer. According to von der Leyen, “The European Union provided them (CureVac) up to €80 million ($89.4 million), and I hope that, with this support, we can have a vaccine on the market perhaps before autumn.1 2 3

The remarks by the EC president came as a surprise, given that well-known public health figures, including Anthony Fauci, MD of the U.S.  National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Tedros Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), estimated that it would take 12-18 months to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, which means the earliest timeframe a vaccine could be ready is sometime in early 2021.1 2

Another group of vaccine developers at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom are racing to get a vaccine ready to go by the end of this summer. On Apr. 23, 2020, the Oxford team began human trials on an experimental vaccine, designated ChAdOx1 nCoV-19.5

The trial is being led by Andrew Pollard, PhD, professor of pediatric infection and immunity at the University of Oxford. It will involve more than 800 volunteers, including Elisa Granato who was the first to being injected with the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine. Half of the volunteers will get the vaccine, while the other half will serve as the control group and receive a meningitis vaccine. A second trial, consisting of approximately 5,000 volunteers, is scheduled to begin this summer.6

The vaccine is made from a virus known as ChAdOx1, a weakened version of an adenovirus that causes the common cold as well as infections in chimpanzees, which has been genetically modified. According to the University of Oxford:

Genetic material has been added to the ChAdOx1 construct, that is used to make proteins from the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) called Spike glycoprotein (S). This protein is usually found on the surface of SARS-CoV-2 and plays an essential role in the infection pathway of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus uses its spike protein to bind to ACE2 receptors on human cells to gain entry to the cells and cause an infection.5

The Oxford research team is led by Sarah Gilbert, PhD, who is professor of vaccinology at Oxford University and cofounder of British biotechnology firm Vaccitech Ltd. Dr. Gilbert said she is “80 percent confident” the vaccine will work and that it is possible it could be ready by September “if everything goes perfectly.”6 7 She added, “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.”7 8

Brendon Wren, PhD, professor of microbial pathogenesis at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, believes Dr. Gilbert’s optimism is realistic. Dr. Wren said:

The Oxford vaccine group are among the most advanced groups in the world and have been working on vaccine biopreparedness for several years. This means that they can test and evaluate COVID-19 vaccine candidates rapidly (even in human volunteers). A strong vaccine candidate available by September would not be surprising.8


References:

1 FRANCE 24 English. “I hope we can have a vaccine on the market perhaps before Autumn,” says Von der Leyen. YouTube Mar. 18, 2020.
2 Cáceres M. A Vaccine for Coronavirus by Autumn? The Vaccine Reaction Apr. 2, 2020.
3 Fisher BL. COVID-19 Meltdown and Pharma’s Big Money Win. The Vaccine Reaction Apr. 13, 2020.
4 TVR Staff. Bill Gates Says Health Care Workers Will Be First to Get Coronavirus Vaccine. The Vaccine Reaction Mar. 20, 2020.
5 University of Oxford. Oxford COVID-19 vaccine begins human trial stage. Apr. 23, 2020.
6 Walsh F. Coronavirus: First patients injected in UK vaccine trial. BBC Apr. 23, 2020.
7 Konotey-Ahulu O. Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Ready in Six Months: Times. Bloomberg Apr. 11, 2020.
8 Ng K. Coronavirus vaccine could be ready by September, says Oxford professor working on trials. Independent Apr. 11, 2020.

30 Responses to "Oxford Begins COVID-19 Vaccine Trials to Meet September Deadline"

  1. Nadia Stewart   April 27, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    So there’s no *real* control group then??

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  2. DrRichard   April 27, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    phony vaccine for a made up phony disease

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    • Rio   April 28, 2020 at 11:42 pm

      The vaccine is a chip to merge humans with AI?!
      COVID-19
      C = Certificate
      O = Of
      V = Vaccination
      ID = Identification
      1 = A (1st letter of the alphabet) = Artificial
      9 = I (9th letter of the alphabet) = Intelligence

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  3. Dani   April 27, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    So half the volunteers will get the covid vaccine and the control group will get a meningitis vaccine? Since when is a meningitis vaccine considered a “placebo”???

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  4. MICHAEL   April 27, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    NOW HERE’S WHAT’S DANGEROUS ABOUT THIS.

    1. YOU HAVE VARIOUS VACCINE COMPANIES RACING TO BEAT THE OTHER. THE PRIZE IS ENORMOUS – A FORCED VACCINE FOR EVERY MAN, WOMAN, AND CHILD ON THE PLANET. VACCINE COMPANIES HAVE KILLED FOR MUCH LESS.

    2. THE SAFETY STANDARDS FOR VACCINES ARE NOTORIOUSLY LAX. THE TESTING WILL BE PERFORMED BY THE MANUFACTURER WITH NO 3RD PARTY OVERSIGHT OR INVOLVEMENT – AND SOME VACCINES HAVE BEEN RELEASED AFTER ONLY 5 DAYS OF TESTING. YOU CANNOT TEST LONG TERM SAFETY WITHOUT AT LEAST 6 – 12 MONTHS OF TESTING PERIOD SO ALREADY WE CAN SEE THEY DO NOT PLAN TO MONITOR SAFETY FOR MORE AN 5-30 DAYS AT MOST.

    3. THE USE OF A “CONTROL GROUP” IS THE GOLD STANDARD OF TESTING BUT GENERALLY THE CONTROL GROUP USES SALINE SOLUTION – A BENIGN INJECTION THAT ONLY FOOLS THE TEST SUBJECT. IN THIS CASE THEY’RE USING THE MENINGITIS VACCINE – ONE THAT IS KNOWN FOR SOME OF THE HIGHEST RATES OF ADVERSE EVENTS AND ADJUVANT REACTIONS – THEY’RE USING THIS BECAUSE WHEN THE DATA FROM THE CONTROL GROUP IS SCREENED AGAINST THE LIVE TEST GROUP, THE TWO WILL SCREEN OUT ALL ADVERSE EFFECTS AND POSSIBLY SHOW MORE ADVERSE EVENTS IN THE CONTROL GROUP MAKING THE NEW VACCINE TEST LOOK EVEN BETTER.

    4. THIS TYPE OF VACCINE COULD EASILY CAUSE THE DISEASE ITSELF AS MANY VACCINES ARE CAUSING THEIR OWN EPIDEMIC AMONG PEOPLE WHO HAVE NATURAL IMMUNITY. A SHORT TEST PERIOD WILL NOT NECESSARILY REVEAL THIS PROBLEM BUT IT HAS HAPPENED WITH A NUMBER OF OTHER VACCINES. OUR CURRENT LAWS COMPLETELY PROTECT VACCINE MANUFACTURERS FROM ALL LIABILITY – THEY CANNOT BE SUED. WHEN A FAMILY BRINGS A CASE TO THE “VACCINE COURT” IN THE UNITED STATES FOR ADJUDICATION, IF THE COURT FINDS THAT THE VACCINE CAUSED THE PROBLEM, THE CASE WILL BE AWARDED A PAYMENT THAT IS FUNDED BY THE TAXPAYERS THEMSELVES – THE VACCINE COMPANY DOES NOT HAVE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES OR EVEN PROVIDE INFORMATION UNDER DISCOVERY – CONGRESS HAS COMPLETELY REMOVED ALL LIABILITY BECAUSE THE VACCINE COMPANIES THREATENED THEM.

    5. THE CURRENT DEATHS FROM COVID19 ARE BEING ARTIFICIALLY INCREASED BY REPORTING ALL DEATHS AS COVID19 WITHOUT ANY FURTHER TESTING. THIS SERVES PEOPLE WHO SET POLICY IN THE US AND ELSEWHERE WHO HAVE A FINANCIAL INTEREST IN THE VACCINE LIKE ANTHONY FAUCI. WHO IN THE US HAS BEEN SETTING THIS POLICY OF RECORDING ALL DEATHS AS COVID19? IN ITALY THEY ARE REVISING ALL DEATH CERTIFICATES TO ACTUAL CAUSE OF DEATH IN SPITE OF THE OVERARCHING INFLUENCE FROM THE VACCINE MANUFACTURERS WHO WANT THE DEATH RATE TO BE HIGH IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THE ARGUMENT FOR A WORLD WIDE MANDATORY VACCINE. NO DOCTOR WILL EVER VACCINATE HIMSELF OR HIS CHILDREN – JUST AS IS THE CASE TODAY.

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    • CAWS   April 28, 2020 at 10:50 am

      100% YES on everything you said. If people had common sense instead of fear and would only read not only how these vaccines are made, the toxic ingredients in them and know the fact that there is no liability; there fore no incentive to get it right only to make money then no one would fall for this.

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  5. Mary   April 27, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    I do wonder how successful they will be. The ordinary flu has so many different strains that it is chance if they select the 3-4 most virulent successfully.

    What will allow a useful COVID-10 vaccine? Even Hotez & Offit say it will be difficult.

    I do hope someone succeeds soon.

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  6. Mary   April 27, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    s/b COVID-19!

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  7. Ben Price   April 27, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Wonder why the control group receives a meningitis vaccine and not saline. Why not an inert placebo?

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    • Rose Bohmann   April 28, 2020 at 12:36 pm

      That’s how they test MOST if not all vaccines. Just look up the Package insert of any vaccine you’re interested in on the CDC website.

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    • Lisa   May 1, 2020 at 5:01 pm

      Not a single vaccine study uses saline as their placebo. They use aluminum and the other vaccine ingredients to test against. Then you cannot differentiate any side effects you would see if only using saline.

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  8. Dani   April 27, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Testing a new vaccine against another vaccine instead of against a placebo? Apparently logic slips out of even the most elite brains at Oxford when faced with the concept of a true placebo. What a joke.

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    • Rose Bohmann   April 28, 2020 at 12:37 pm

      That’s standard practice for vaccines. The rules for testing vaccines are much more lax than for other pharmaceuticals.

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  9. Jo   April 27, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    BTW, anyone who takes this vaccine is agreeing (whether they’re aware or not) to have their genetic code tampered with. The “spike glycoprotein” will make sure of that. Without it, the Wu/Detrick virus could not possibly harm you. That’s what will ensure the HIV and whatever else they want in your body to gain access. Watch George Webb’s YT channel for much more info.

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  10. Ben   April 27, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    1. No one to date has purified the Covid-19 virus using Koch’s Postulates.
    2. False positive and false negatives abound in the PCR tests.
    3. The control group is getting another vaccine.lol

    read:Flaws in Coronavirus Pandemic Theory by David Crowe
    https://theinfectiousmyth.com/book/CoronavirusPanic.pdf

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  11. Laura   April 27, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    Honestly I am terrified.

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  12. Joani   April 27, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    A fast tracked vaccine for what may not even be a virus (could be exosomes that are extremely difficult to distinguish from viruses). There’s NO WAY I’ll get this vaccine – which isn’t even being tested against a placebo – they’re using a meningitis vaccine as a placebo!! WTF?!?! Where’s the logic??🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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  13. DrSusan   April 27, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    As soon as I see a new vaccine compared to another vaccine it becomes invalid. No real control group, and the study is on humans, not even some poor mice or ferrets. 80% confident that it will work? Really? Not good enough, especially since I expect that it will touted, as with all the others as 100% safe and effective. And that will be a lie, as it is for every other vaccine.

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  14. Christophe   April 27, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Fantastic! Control group will have another vaccine! They are admitting that vaccines have side effect issues and are trying to hide them under the rug by comparing a new evil with an older one instead of having a control group with no vaccine at all.

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  15. Anonymous   April 27, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    There were covid vaccines developed in the past and tested on animals. Unfortunately the vaccine made it worse as when the animals (after the vaccines) when exposed to the virus they either died or had lots of inflammation, etc.
    Are they bypassing animal studies?
    How about side effects?
    Viruses constantly change, how are they going to “keep” up with that?
    How much aluminum and other harmful substances are going to be in the vaccine?
    Are the doctors going to discuss the pros and cons of the vaccine?
    It takes a long time to develop a vaccine, test it …
    Are they going to test for infertility, DNA damage, cancer …?

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    • CAWS   April 28, 2020 at 10:59 am

      They care about none of that only the 93 billion that Big pharma , Bill gates & Dr Fauci stand to collect. Why do you think they are “donating” to all these vaccine companies; because they own stock in them! Then they can take a tax write off on their profit which is illegal.

      NONE of the vaccines on the market today test for infertility,DNA damage or cancer. It is stated in the product package insert and gives them deniability. This new vaccine technique is RNA based to overstimulate/ permanently alter your genetic immune system and has never succeeded or been approved before. Care to be a slave to big Pharma forever so they can treat your side effects till you die? No thanks. How about we shut down ALL the bio weapons labs NOW like we were supposed to do decades ago?

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  16. Joy Metcalf   April 27, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    The control group will receive a different vaccine??? That’s absurd! Where’s the placebo study?

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  17. Viki   April 27, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Who in the bleep would ever volunteer to be injected with such a thing?!!l A lot of uniformed people don’t even associate many diseases we have now with retroviruses that are known to be caused by vaccines, even passed on from the parent! And manufacturers have already proven they have lied about the actual ingredients. We can not say with certainty we know what is really in those things.

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  18. Viki   April 27, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    *uninformed

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  19. Maria   April 28, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Is there anything we can do or anything being done to be able to fight in the future a worldwide mandatory vaccine?

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  20. Dee   April 28, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Add this to the list of zero studies proving vaccines are safe – NONE. Like all the others, this is another vaccine our family will never take. https://www.collective-evolution.com/2020/03/08/cdc-admits-in-federal-court-they-have-no-evidence-vaccines-dont-cause-autism/

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  21. Joan Anundson Ahr   April 28, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Has anyone been compiling data on the relationship between Covid-19 severe illness in patients who have received yearly flu vaccinations?
    Could that be a contributing factor in the elderly population being more susceptible, especially those in nursing homes who routinely get flu vaccines?

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