Summary #1206

COVID-19 vaccines by Oxford, CanSino and Pfizer all trigger immune responses

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  • Tests of different vaccines are showing promise, but scientists still don’t know how to identify a protective (immune) response to the COVID virus.
  • So even though vaccines trigger the creation of antibodies, similar to those developed by people who recovered from COVID, the long-term effect is unclear.
  • There are almost 200 vaccine candidates being worked on at the moment, and over 20 clinical trials around the world.
  • Further results from vaccine tests might be known by the end of the year.

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