Hopes of eliminating the coronavirus were raised today after leading British experts revealed trials of a vaccine would begin on humans next week.
Oxford Team is confident they can get the jab for the incurable disease rolled out for millions to use by autumn. Tests on different animals have shown promise – and the next step is to use it on humans to prove it is safe.
The Oxford team is one of hundreds worldwide racing to develop a COVID-19 jab, which experts fear could take 18 months.
70 vaccines are currently in development, according to the World Health Organization. 3 different groups – 1 in China and 2 in the US – have already began trials.