A vaccine for COVID-19 could be ready by the month of September, according to Sarah Gilbert, an Oxford University professor. She is a professor of vaccinology and currently working on the development of a vaccine against the deadly coronavirus, that has infected over 1.9 million people and killed over 100,000 across the globe.
Gilbert says that she is “80% confident” about the COVID-19 vaccine being developed by her team, will work.
Human trials will begin within the next two weeks, according to Ms. Sarah. The timeframe, as per the vaccinology professor, is “just about possible if everything goes perfectly.”
Clinical Trials Underway Worldwide
As the entire world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are racing to develop a vaccine.
According to the World Health Organization, there are 70 coronavirus vaccines in development worldwide, while three candidates are already being tested in human trials.
Typically, it takes several years to get a vaccine to the market, but the drugmakers are trying to develop something within the next year. Chinese scientists, for example, have started the 2nd phase of a clinical trial of a vaccine for coronavirus.
The CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations) is also working with the vaccine developers to support the development of vaccines against the deadly virus.