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Thread #167504 Message #4064481
Posted By: The Sandman
16-Jul-20 - 05:24 PM
Thread Name: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
Subject: RE: BS: New news on the pandemic
Oxford scientists believe they have made a breakthrough in their quest for a Covid-19 vaccine after discovering that the jab triggers a response that may offer a "double defence" against the virus.
Phase I human trials of the world-leading Oxford vaccine have shown that it generates an immune response against the disease, The Telegraph has learned.
Blood samples taken from a group of UK volunteers given a dose of the vaccine showed that it stimulated the body to produce both antibodies and "killer T-cells", a senior source said.
The discovery is promising because separate studies have suggested antibodies may fade away within months, while T-cells can stay in circulation for years.
However the source cautioned that the results, while "extremely promising", did not.