Health Covid-19 vaccine 'CanSino' appears safe in first human trial

Covid-19 vaccine ‘CanSino’ appears safe in first human trial

-

A Covid-19 vaccine has been tested for the first time in humans and it appears to be safe and induces a rapid immune response.

Researchers at China’s CanSino Biologics Inc said in The Lancet Journal that blood samples from a group of 108 vaccinated adults showed both neutralizing antibodies and T-cell responses against the novel coronavirus in most of those tested.

“These results represent an important milestone. The trial demonstrates that a single dose of the new adenovirus type 5 vectored Covid-19 (Ad5-nCoV) vaccine produces virus-specific antibodies and T cells in 14 days, making it a potential candidate for further investigation,” Professor Wei Chen of Beijing Institute of Biotechnology, also the co-author of the research, said in a statement.

This is just a first step, however, further studies are need to confirm if the vaccine indeed protects one against the new coronavirus.

“The ability to trigger these immune responses does not necessarily indicate that the vaccine will protect humans from Covid-19… we are still long way from this vaccine being available to all,” Chen added.

Ryan Namia
Ryan Namia spends most of his days reading over drafts of new written content and determining which ones make the final cut for online and print publication. He received his Bachelor's degree in Journalism in 2015 and has been writing since 2016. Got a story to tell? Email him at eic@theglobalfilipinomagazine.com. Or follow his IG @rtnamia.

Latest news

Tickets for NBA Abu Dhabi games 2022 to go on sale June 30

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu...

Flush valve sa NAIA na nagkakahalagang P5,000 kada isa, misteryosong nagkakawalaan

Tila misteryo ang pagkakawala ng mga flush valve sa Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) na nagkakahalaga ng...

Pinoy nurse who works for royal family in Middle East travels the world

An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in the Middle East is living his life to the fullest by...

Emirati star Alira stuns crowd at biggest Philippine Independence Day event in Dubai

Emirati hitmaker Alira shocked the audience in Dubai with his rendition of popular Filipino songs at the...
- Advertisement -

UAE citizens no longer need visa to enter to UK

A top official from the UAE government said that starting next year, UAE citizens traveling to the...

Filipino educators in Bahrain hold first research conference

The Philippine Teachers Association - Bahrain (PTA-B) capped its academic gathering last 25 June 2022 at Golden...

Must read

Missing 31-year-old Emirati found dead on Abu Dhabi beach

A 31-year-old Emirati who had been missing...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you