Patrick Vallance urged not to bet on COVID-19 vaccine

Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Cabinet, Patrick Vallance, said the coronavirus vaccine will not be available yet. This was reported by the British newspaper Times on Monday, April 20.

“All new vaccines being developed have little chance of success. “Only some become effective. It will take time,” the Times quotes him as saying.

At the same time, Vallance noted that, in addition to efficiency, safety should become an important criterion for the drug. He also stressed that it is necessary to learn more about the mechanism of immune response to vaccines.

The day before it became known that next week the UK will begin production of coronavirus vaccine, despite the fact that it has not yet passed clinical trials. By September, it is planned to produce 1 million doses of the vaccine called ChAdOx1 nCoV-19. On 16 April, the United Kingdom authorities announced the extension of quarantine measures for a minimum of three weeks.