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First COVID-19 Vaccine Tests On Humans Has A Positive Result

Well we might have a COVID-19 vaccine sooner than later judging by the latest results released today.

8 patients took part in a coronavirus vaccine trial over in the US, and it's looking quite positive.

The vaccine was able to simulate an immune response against the virus.  

The healthy volunteers were given two doses of the vaccine (the trial began back in March).

US based manufacturer Moderna, who conducted the trial, says that the vaccine was able to, quote: produce virus-fighting antibodies that were similar or greater than those found in patients who had recovered.

Basically, it stopped the virus replicating.

Moderna is now planning to test around 600 people, and by July, hopes to test the vaccine with thousands of healthy people.

Here in Australia, early tests of a potential vaccine have been promising.

The University of Queensland has tested their vaccine in pre-clinical tests.

The team are happy with their tests, seems their vaccine raises high levels of antibodies that can neutralise the virus.

They also hope to move onto clinical trials in the next couple of months.

Either way, whether it's from the US or Oz, or somewhere else in the world, we might have a vaccine ready by the end of the year!

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