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Chulalongkorn University launches human trials of COVID-19 vaccine

Chulalongkorn University launches human trials of COVID-19 vaccine

THAILAND: Chulalongkorn University has confirmed it started human trials of its COVID-19 vaccine, ChulaCov19, yesterday (June 14), with 72 volunteers receiving shots under the supervision of doctors, nurses and researchers. The tests on humans come after successful trials in monkeys and rats.

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By National News Bureau of Thailand

Tuesday 15 June 2021, 03:23PM


Photo: Chulalongkorn University Facebook page/NNT

Photo: Chulalongkorn University Facebook page/NNT

Professor Kiat Ruxrungtham said ChulaCov19 is an mRNA vaccine developed domestically, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s Professor Drew Weissman, the world-renowned scientist who invented the technology.

The vaccine is made from parts of the coronavirus’s genetic material, not the whole virus.

He explained that the body uses this tiny piece of genetic material to build a spike protein, which stimulates the immune system to fight the virus in case of infection.

Internal - Phuket News TV

After triggering the body to make proteins, the mRNA vaccine is destroyed and passes out of the body in a few days.

The second phase of human trials will involve 150-300 volunteers, who will receive the jab around August, to measure their immune response.

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Christy Sweet | 16 June 2021 - 13:26:32

Whoops that's 20% efficacy with Sinovac after 2 doses.   Honey and lemon might have a higher rating - I know mass dosing of zinc does. 

Christy Sweet | 15 June 2021 - 21:32:23

Some of the info from studies on Sinovac coming from this same campus is beyond alarming- like 20 efficacy after the 2nd dose and what might be a faulty batch of locally made AZ  See June 13 NationThailand for the article  

 

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