A scientist at Oxford University told “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd this morning his team hopes to see a “signal” by June was to whether a potential coronavirus vaccine being developed there might work.
“We are gradually reeling it in, bit by bit and as everyday goes by, the likelihood of success goes up,” said Sir Bell.
From NBC News:
Sir John Bell, the Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University, where one of the leading efforts to develop a vaccine is underway, said that the prospects for its candidate are “pretty good” and that “as every day goes by, the likelihood of success goes up.”
The researchers hope to have enough data from their phase-two trials that “we would get evidence that the vaccine has efficacy by the beginning of June.”
The group at Oxford is one of the many racing toward finding an effective and safe vaccine for the coronavirus alongside efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic.
Sir Bell: “We are gradually reeling it in, bit by bit and as everyday goes by, the likelihood of success goes up.” pic.twitter.com/SSmKN9XVgT
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