First Covid-19 vaccine tested in the US shows promising immune response
The first COVID-19 vaccine tested on 45 healthy adults in March, found a promising boost in the volunteers’ immune systems, researchers reported.
According to the New York Times, the test was done by the National Institutes of Health and Mordena Inc. and has appeared safe in the first people who received it. The doctors were happy to receive such news and it restored hope to them.
“No matter how you slice this, this is good news,” said Dr Anthony Fauci.
People went on to express their views on twitter about this, with most of them saying that the vaccine should have been tested on people with the COVID-19 and not healthy individuals.
“So, their immune system did the exact same thing it would do if they’d just contracted the virus naturally? Developed antibodies. So there’s no need for vaccines then,” said a twitter user.
It is said that 30 000 more people will get the experimental vaccine.