One of the 45 healthy persons who’ve volunteered for a Coronavirus vaccine trial in Washington state, says he is stepping in to make this end as quickly as possible for the rest of the world.
In a CNN news report, Neal Browning said, “”If I’m healthy enough to be able to contribute research and hoping you find a vaccine sooner than later, why wouldn’t I?”
The vaccine trial, funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, started Monday and is expected to last for six weeks. It is run at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle.
There is currently no vaccine for Covid-19.
Phase I of the trial is meant to establish the vaccine is safe and induces a desired response from participants’ immune systems. Proving that the vaccine is effective in preventing coronavirus infection, however, will require follow-up studies involving many more participants, which will take many more months