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The race for a vaccine: China leads the way in a potential coronavirus treatment – National

The race for a vaccine: China leads the way in a potential coronavirus treatment - National

China is forging ahead in the race to develop a vaccine to help control the COVID-19 pandemic, with Sinovac Biotech’s experimental vaccine set to become the country’s second and the world’s third to enter final stage testing later this month. While a laggard in the global vaccine industry, China, where the new coronavirus is thought to have originated, has brought state, military …

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Canadian company to collaborate on potential coronavirus vaccine with GSK – National

Canadian company to collaborate on potential coronavirus vaccine with GSK - National

GSK, the world’s largest vaccine maker, on Tuesday announced the latest partnership for its vaccine booster technology to develop and test a potential COVID-19 shot with Canadian biopharmaceutical firm Medicago. The British drugmaker has shied away from developing its own coronavirus vaccine and instead focused on contributing its adjuvant expertise …

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Vancouver biotech firm could play key role in developing COVID-19 vaccine

Vancouver biotech firm could play key role in developing COVID-19 vaccine

A Vancouver-based biotechnology company could play a key role in getting some of the first COVID-19 vaccines to market. Acuitas Therapeutics is currently partnering with three teams, including one backed by drug giant Pfizer and one out of Imperial College London, who have entered Phase I/II clinical vaccine trials. BioNTech, …

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Potential coronavirus vaccine has ‘right sort of immune response’ in trial: scientist  – National

Potential coronavirus vaccine has ‘right sort of immune response’ in trial: scientist  - National

A leading scientist behind the University of Oxford’s potential COVID-19 vaccine said on Wednesday the team has seen the right sort of immune response in trials but declined to give a firm timeframe for when it could be ready. Speaking at a parliamentary hearing, Sarah Gilbert, professor of vaccinology at …

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China green lights coronavirus vaccine candidate for use on its military – National

China green lights coronavirus vaccine candidate for use on its military - National

China’s military has received the greenlight to use a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by its research unit and CanSino Biologics after clinical trials proved it was safe and showed some efficacy, the company said on Monday. The Ad5-nCoV is one of China’s eight vaccine candidates approved for human trials at …

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Summer could decide frontrunners in race for COVID-19 vaccine – National

Summer could decide frontrunners in race for COVID-19 vaccine - National

People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if any shot really works — and maybe offer a reality check. Already British and Chinese researchers are chasing the coronavirus …

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Alberta COVID-19 vaccine advancing to human testing

Alberta COVID-19 vaccine advancing to human testing

A COVID-19 vaccine developed in Edmonton is moving forward to human trials this summer. Entos Pharmaceuticals, led by University of Alberta researcher Dr. John Lewis, has selected two promising vaccine prototypes to start testing in people. “We have two really excellent candidates that produce a very strong neutralizing antibody immune …

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Short timelines for coronavirus vaccine are giving ‘false hope,’ virus expert warns – National

Short timelines for coronavirus vaccine are giving ‘false hope,’ virus expert warns - National

The seemingly endless nature of the coronavirus pandemic may leave many grasping for whatever shred of hope they can find about when it will finally come to an end, but one contagious disease expert is warning that “false hope” about a speedy vaccine will only cause problems. Countries around the …

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COMMENTARY: Think a COVID-19 vaccine is months away? It could actually take years – National

COMMENTARY: Think a COVID-19 vaccine is months away? It could actually take years - National

The average times of the fastest sprinters in the 100-metre dash are in the ballpark of 10 seconds. So, what would you think if someone promised to run the race in one second? It typically takes a minimum of 10 years for a vaccine to complete the three consecutive phases …

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WHO hoping for coronavirus vaccine this year – National

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

By Staff Reuters Posted June 19, 2020 10:01 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The World Health Organization hopes hundreds of millions of doses of coronavirus vaccine can be produced this year and 2 billion doses …

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