After months of fretting over whether a COVID-19 vaccine would even be possible, we now have almost five promising vaccine candidates. Moreover, the nation has initiated action plans to take the vaccine from warehouses to the upper shoulders of millions of people in the country whenever it becomes available. Yes! there’s still a long way to go, but how far are we from a vaccine for the novel coronavirus now? Let’s look into it
Currently, there are 23 coronavirus vaccines in the clinical trials around the world and another 140 in early-stage development, showing that the race to defeat the virus has started to take shape. One vaccine candidate, being developed by clinical research teams at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute and Oxford Vaccine Group in collaboration with AstraZeneca seems to have taken an early lead in the race towards the discovery of a safe, effective and accessible vaccine against the novel coronavirus. Here’s everything you need to know about the vaccine, known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19.